How I Wrote & Published a Novel in Less Than a Year – BOOK PUBLISHING TIMELINE // In today’s YouTube video I’m going to walk you through my book publishing timeline for Meet Me at the Summit! I started writing this book last year as a part of Preptober and NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and was able to write and publish it in less than a year! And I I’m hoping to follow the same methods as I write and publish the second book in the Road Trip Snapshot Duology! I’ll be showing you how I planned my book release by walking you through my writing and editing process for my novel, and how I tracked it all in The Book Launch Planner.


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  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 3:44 – October, book outlining
  • 5:04 – November, writing the first draft
  • 5:36 – December, finishing the first draft
  • 6:06 – January, hiring an editor, self-edits
  • 7:31 – February, book is with editor
  • 8:01 – March, got editorial assessment back
  • 8:17 – April, beta readers, developmental edits
  • 9:40 – May, made edits, cover reveal
  • 12:36 – June, copy edits
  • 13:41 – July, proofread
  • 15:32 – August, book release