I had a friend, and my editor, ask me what steps I took before releasing my novel. At first, the answer was simple, write, rewrite, get edited, beta, publish done. After we finished up our conversation I sat back and thought about all of this.
That wasn’t correct at all. I didn’t want to toss out some barely worked over product. I’ve made that mistake in the past, and I just don’t want to go down that path again. So, I thought it out more thoroughly. This is pass two on revisions now. I know it’ll need at least one more pass, and one more read through, after that I will get beta readers on it so they can help with content issues that I may have missed. Once that is all complete, then I’ll get it edited, and worked over. Somewhere in that, I will get my covers going, and work my blurb until I’m as satisfied with it as everything else.
There is no simple answer, and each writer’s method is unique to them. This just happens to be what I feel the most comfortable with doing. I don’t want to send out a produce that reads as rushed as I am doing things, so I’d rather slow down, and make sure I’m putting the best product out there possible.
These are the processes that I go through for myself. Do you have your own?
L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.