I generally shoot a lot between spring and fall, make contacts, work prints ... once the coldest of the cold winter hits, I do final edits and prints. Of course this only helps if you live in a variable climate :-)

For me, having time between shooting and printing is very helpful ... to avoid knee jerk reactions to negatives and making unnecessary prints.

What bogs me down is if I shoot shoot shoot and put off developing the film ... so I try to keep up on that as much as possible.