Do you remember that George Harrison song?
♫ It's gonna take time,
A whole lot of precious time ♫
Turns out he was a bit of a prophet.
Often you hear writing gurus, mentors and lecturers preaching about how everything takes time in this writing malarkey. Things like, "it takes ten-thousand hours to become good at writing", or "it takes an average of X years for a script to reach the screen" (and of course, for the latter, only if it has gone through numerous rewrites and stages of rejection).