Day 28: Where Am I?

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Where am I?  What am I doing?  What’s going on with this indi-publishing project? One month in doesn’t look like a lot, but I know there is.

WRITING
The manuscript is complete at 63,748 words.
Currently on version six.

EDITING
Performed a strategic edit.
Performed a copy edit.
Currently line editing.

READERSHIP
Identified the perfect target reader.  She is a young woman aged between 18-21, who enjoys speculative fiction with a touch of romance.
Potential reader overlappers: readers of romance, spec fic, light sci-fi, fantasy.  There’s potential YA crossover.

BETA READERS
Have four beta-readers for the complete book.  (2 x writers, 1 x reader out of target readership, 1 x reader in target readership).
Have access to two other beta-readers in target readership age (unknown genre preference).  These readers will experience the serialised version.
Feedback given will lead to more editing.

HIRE PROFESSIONAL EDITOR
Do not skip this part!  Must find editor that likes sci-fi/fantasy.  To do.

E-BOOK CREATION
Create a professional cover. Mostly there.
Currently writing a blurb.
Getting an ISBN
Have to create .epub .mobi and .pdf files.

AUTHOR PLATFORM
Have a facebook page.
Have a twitter account.
Have a blog.
Have a goodreads account.
Need a website with store enabled.

MARKETING
Got some ideas for release.
Note to self, do not rush.
Still researching/reading/absorbing all the information I can.

POST RELEASE
Finish writing vampire politic/romance, only one chapter(ish) away.  Woo!

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2 thoughts on “Day 28: Where Am I?

    1. Thank you 🙂 that ‘marketing’ tab is a whole lot of work. That’s where the publishers are busiest and where my steepest learning curve is. I’m getting very excited now (and nervous)

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