Now that we’ve drafted our novel, buddied up with some awesome CPs, and recruited beta readers, it’s on to the final post in our writing process breakdown. Week 3: Professional Edit and Publication Next is the professional edit. I recommend this step to literally everyone. You technically don’t have to if you are submitting it for publication, but if you are previously unpublished, I still think it’s worth it. You want to make the best first (and often only) impression, so why not put your best foot forward?
The Book Writing Process: Part Two Last post, we discussed the messy beginnings of starting a book. This week, we’re deep in the weeds, but luckily, we’re not alone! We have our trusty Critique Partners (CPs) to help us through. A good CP is your best friend in the writing process. Don’t know what a CP is? Check out Jenna Moreci’s video here Week 2: Critique Partners and Beta Readers
The Book Writing Process: Step-by-Step Over the next few weeks, while my book-baby is in the capable hands of my editor, I’m going to share my process of taking an idea to a fully published book! I’m splitting this topic into a few posts because…she’s a big one! Week One: Rough, Messy Beginnings Brainstorm ideas. Most writers have at least a few story ideas kicking around in their head, all vying for some one-on-one development time.
Guys! BIG NEWS! My manuscript is in the hands of my wonderful editor, Cecily Tartaglione of Red Pen Editor. I’m SO excited to be working with Cecily. She’s kind, smart, and has a terrific eye for editing, while still maintaining the author’s voice. In my next post, I’ll talk about the process of choosing an editor, but today, let’s get to know Cecily! Quick! Tell us four facts about you: I’m actually an old cat lady who can rarely stay up past midnight.
In March, I posted a feature on Rowan, and I am SO EXCITED to let you guys know her high fantasy novel is now available for purchase! Okay, deep breaths Alison, first things first. Here is the official summary: When she was twelve, Irilith Inimica’s brother told her to run; not from the dragons and beasts he’d warned her of her whole life, but from him. Soon after he caught up with her, she discovered exactly why.