THE EXCITING JOURNEY OF Writing
a Fictional Book
"IT'S A LUXuRY BEING A WRITER, BECAUSE ALL YOU EVER THINK ABOUT IS LIFE."
I'm down to the last half dozen days of the final edit. My eyes are going cross and my brain feels scrambled. Writing, rewriting, rewriting, and polishing to the best of your ability is daunting. Working on the blurb or the 10 second summation for a potential reader is another little tidbit that makes you want to drain your body of its blood. Then there is the cover, distribution (exclusive or not exclusive), paperback version, audio version, marketing, advertising, keywords.
Remember when it all started, "I want to be a writer," well guess what. This is no different from being a manufacturer of some product. Everything mentioned above is no different when you are making a table or a coffee pot.
Begin with design, buy raw products, purchase tools used to build product, photograph and create catalog page, marketing strategy, find customers. I left out cost because that goes without saying, while one could cost out the table and coffee pot, most books would be priced in the thousands so you better love writing and creating stories plus a pension and a day job.
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