The other day I was talking to my husband about the publishing process (a rare moment of adult conversation when the two-year-old dictator was at Grandma and Grandpa's). I mentioned that after I get an agent and that wonderful human being finds a publishing house dying to print a book about Hatshepsut, it will still take somewhere around a year to get the book on the shelves.
You can make a human in nine months, so what the heck takes a book so long?
I knew I hung around with him for a reason. :)