Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Writing a book on publishing my first book

Over the last year I began a checklist of all the items I've done and still have to do in order to even have a chance at making Murder at Avedon Hill a success. This document has developed into a 40 page outline...

So what I am going to do is continue fleshing out this document. It will end up being sort of a diary on self-publishing my first novel. Part diary, pulling in info from blog entries, posts on various websites, and other musings... part "how to", from the point of view of a fiction writer trying to break into the publishing business. Since my day job is that of a QA testing guru, I'm going to break out this diary into 4 sections: Plan, Prepare, Test, and Execute.

I won't make the mistake of trying to sell this as "This is how you can publish and market your book!" This will be a book about how I did it, with the premise that it can help you get organized and see how much goes into successfully publishing a P.O.D. work (And then I can do a "one year later" edition).

Wish me luck!


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