I've been writing a fantasy romance novel with my wife. We're about 55,000 words in currently, with probably another 25-30k to go. I work a full-time job and we're parents of three, so we usually only have a couple of hours a night to work on it, but we're averaging around 1,200 words a night, though sometimes (like last night) it's over 2,000. It feels good to be making this progress. Especially because, early on, it felt like it would take us forever.
We've been putting a plan in place to self-publish, which is also somewhat exciting (and a little scary). Fortunately, my wife is tapped into a lot of authors and communities in the genre, so hopefully that will help us get the word out and bring some attention to our book. This is the third novel we've written together. The first two are still mostly in first draft state, from years ago, and were put aside because our family was still expanding.
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!
Contributing author to Sojourn: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction Volume 1
and Volume 2