The Key of Kings (Eynaavi Trilogy: Book 1)

Genre: High Fantasy

Word Count Goal: 90 – 110 thousand.

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Phase 1: Rough draft

( X ) Plan an outline.

( X ) Write Prologue.

( ) Writer chapters 1-5.

( ) Write chapters 5-10.

( ) Write chapters 10-25.

( ) Write chapters 25-Finish.

( ) Bask in the glory of success. Eat chocolate ice-cream.

 

Phase 2: Second draft

( ) Time to edit for story, grammar, consistency, description, logic, etc.

( ) Hate what you’ve written because now you see all its flaws.

( ) Love it.

( ) Repeat.

( ) Hate what you’ve written because now you see all its flaws.

( ) Love it.

( ) Repeat.

( ) Hate it less. Next!

 

Phase 3: Opinions

( ) Give to multiple beta readers.

( ) Cry.

( ) Edit again.

 

Phase 4: Time

( ) Set manuscript aside for at least 3 months to give yourself some space from it.

( ) Bite nails because you want to take it out again.

( ) Write other things.

( ) You’ll be okay.

 

Phase 5: Final draft

( ) Take it out again and read it.

( ) Edit as necessary.

( ) Victory!

( ) Have a banana split!

 

Phase 6: Agents & publishers

( ) Write query letter – get feedback.

( ) Find the perfect agent.

( ) Celebrate! Pizza! Ice cream! Banana split!

( ) Find the perfect publisher.

( ) Have something better than pizza and a banana split. Wait… Is that a thing!?!

 

Aaaaaaand repeat!