I am usually juggling multiple projects and like to give readers an idea of what I am presently working on and when they can expect it.
Imagine Happy, a novel, is in final draft form.
An as yet unnamed epistolary novel has now seen a first draft completed.
A Modernist novella is in the early stages of conception.
An examination of the last hundred years of U.S. Foreign Policy in Central and South America is in the research stages.
Under the Red White and Blue Part II has been pushed back to this Fall.
Note: I generally do a rough draft, second, third, and fourth, with beta readers and editors stepping in and lending their assistance starting with the third and fourth drafts.