by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig
Some of my more popular posts have to do with something pretty ordinary and (unfortunately) boring … process.
Everyone’s process for writing and publishing books is different. Maybe that’s why we’re curious about what works for other writers. I know I like reading those types of posts, too. I never know when there’s something that might be helpful to try or something that I could work into my own writing process.
Keeping all of that in mind, I thought I’d share my own process for finishing a book and starting another book. It’s fresh in my mind because that’s been my last couple of weeks (some of this I touched on in last Friday’s post).
The process for the book that’s releasing
While the book is in edits, I start loading the book and the book’s metadata up on distributor and retail sites (which can be, if you use a lot of distributors, something of a tedious process).
I draft a newsletter to announce the upcoming release.
I make sure the book is linked to the rest of the series on Amazon and other retail sites.
I update my website, LinkedIn, and Goodreads.
The process for the next book in that series
Whatever book I’ve just finished, I start immediately outlining the next book in that same series. I’ve found this is a big time-saver for me because my head is still in the series. It takes a lot less time to create situations for the characters to respond to, etc. Continue reading Process: Finishing One Book While Starting Another