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Chapter 7 - It's not just about the words....

How do you imagine a writer works?

Is it all just about laying out the words on paper from the first to the last? Does a writer simply scribble away, with multiple crossings out until that final moment when the work is willing to be shared?

Well the answer is yes, but with a caveat for independent self-publishing authors, when the words are done there is more work to do.

I’m a planner, a list person; I have a to-do list almost every day! So it would make sense to me to multi task in order to reduce the time taken to publish once my work is done. Those other non-writing tasks I have to consider are;

 Book Cover  Jacket Copy  Dedication  Editing Proof reading  Layout /structure for publishing formats  Publishing retailers / Exclusivity  Marketing plan  Pricing Giveaways / Competitions  Reviews 
Right now, as I’m about half way through the first draft of “The Poppy Garden” I’m starting to plan my book cover.

 My reason for starting this right now is three fold,

Gives me time to work w…