Part of the writing journey, is of course: Rewriting
Many new writers are surprised to learn that a book go through a number of drafts or revisions before it's even accepted for publication. Of course there's a point in time when you need to stop revising and start submitting.
Right now, I'm in the editing stages with my publisher. This is when the edits "really" count and a writer has to weigh each suggestion or correction with care. It's not the time to brush off a comment with "Sally from my critique group just doesn't get me . . . so I'll ignore her character motivation comment . . ."
My next book will be released in September, so that means it will likely go to press some time in June. Everything is now on a schedule.
Working on right now: Edits with my editor
Starting to formulate:
1. Contact the map designer and put together map locations to be incoporated in original map that will outline the geography.
2. Brainstorming possible endorsements
3. Working on dedication and acknowledgements
4. Tweaking author's bio
1. Once I get the jpeg of my cover, the marketing will begin.
2. Contacting reviewers to send ARC's to (Advanced Reader Copy)
Fortunately, I've been down this road before. With my first book, I was surprised to learn about half of this stuff and spent a great deal of time learning the ropes. Now it's just a matter of application.