Snowcap Mountain Adventures: Opening Day! is the first book in the series. I've tried to look back and find my first original draft. But I often revise without saving the original, so it's hard to see exactly when I started. It may have taken me about a year to write the book.
Of course, I didn't work on writing it every day! Mostly, I thought about the story and imagined the characters I wanted to create. I decided to introduce readers to the series by showing them around the mountain. Eventually, I sat down to finally put the words on paper (and by paper, I mean computer!). That part may have taken about a week. Then I revised over the course of a few more weeks.
Finally, a manuscript was born!