First, thanks a lot for your feedback, folks.
Second, maintaining a wet edge is very tricky. Please allow me to explain.
I did a first coat yesterday but I must say that I got too concerned about this so-called "maintain a wet edge" thing. I found myself going very fast with my roller so that the last stroke did not get dry.
When I woke up today, to my horror, I noticed spots where the roller nap marks were crooked. This never happened in the past because I was never that concerned with the "wet edge." Being the anal person that I am, I spent today sanding out these sloppy spots. The I cleaned them with water mixed with white vinegar. Then I primed them.
At this stage it would have been much better to simply hire a professional to paint my kitchen ceiling.
But I'm determined to learn how to paint a ceiling with a 9-inch roller and have an even white look.
By the way, it's a good thing that I bought 2 gallons. I still have a lot left for an additional corrective "first" coat.
Alternatively, maybe I can just give the corrected spots a coat of the finish paint. Then a day later give the whole ceiling a second coat.
Also, I'm really tempted to add water to the paint. This Behr flat white is really thick. I have stuck with it only because it's what the professional painter used for my living room, bedroom and bathroom. It just looks so thick when pouring it out of its container.