Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Steps from Completed Manuscript to Published Book

Today I'm going to direct you to a list of steps (25 no less!) that are the process through which your book goes from fledgling manuscript to published book. It's over at the amazing Guide to Literary Agents blog and is provided by literary agent, Regina Brooks, of Serendipity Literary.

The list demonstrates (a little too well) that writing the book is only the first of many steps in becoming a published author. But the remaining 24 steps can't happen without that first big one. I'm on Step #3--my new manuscript is in the hands of my awesome critique partners, and I can't wait to revise it. My question for the day: Which step are you on right now?


  1. Hi! I'm at step #1 and scared to death! But this list is going to be very helpful to me in the months to come. I'm still learning this process as a new writer! Thanks for posting!

  2. Tess--good luck! Step 1 is the hardest IMO. :)

  3. For some reason their website is down. I had to look at a cached copy.

    I'm on steps 2 and 3, and sometimes 1 because that's where revisions take me. Lol!

  4. Lacey--I'm sure I'll be at Step #1 again as soon as I get your critique-lol. :)

  5. That is a whole lot of steps. I'm at the critique step. Hopefully the query step will be next. (sorry, my brain forgot the numbers. lol.)

  6. Ack! That was sort of... depressing, lol.


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