Remember how I said that life can get in the way of your project? It's all about balance. Sure you might slow down a little on your book progress but remember there is letting it devour your whole day, week, month...year. Can lead to some unfortunate catching up to do in other areas. Want an example? Check out this video and see part of the aftermath of my focusing solely on another project last summer.
Being a homeschooling parent for 13 years and an independent author/illustrator makes a person learn quite a bit about a lot of things. Now it's time to pass it on!