By: Janine Savage
Now that you have your manuscript written, you’ve revised it and handed it out to people who gave you their honest opinion, and then revised and polished it some more… it’s time for the final stages so you can publish your creation for everyone to read. You can see the end in sight, the light at the end of the tunnel, the finish line or any other clichéd phrase you can think of!
You’re excited, your friends are excited, your mother has told everyone in her yoga class and they’re excited with whispered Namastes. If you haven’t decided what your marketing campaign is, this is when you really start to make those decisions. So you go ahead and schedule the cover design, book formatting, blog tour, announce the release date, coordinate your release day blitz, etc. Then you hire the editor for that final polish before sending your little fledgling out into the big wide world.
So what’s wrong with the scenario I just outlined? Well, Diva Janine, you say, it looks pretty good to me.
Schedule to Get Published
- Finish rough draft (1 month to 1 year) – check
- Revision Process (2 – 6+ months) – check
- Send to critique group and revise – check
- Revise some more – check
- Send to readers for feedback and revised – check
- Revise it to the nth degree – check
- Cover design – check
- Release date – check
- Blog tour company – check
- Book formatter scheduled – check
- Announce release and arrange blitz – check
- Hire editor (1-2 day) – check
- Editor polishes manuscript (2 weeks)
- Make edits (1-3 days) – check
Did you spot the problem? I’ll give you a hint…
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