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Book TitleBook 1 of the Awesome SeriesInstructions
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Estimated Final Word Count120,000
1. Make sure to update the holidays tab with your days off and such!
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Writing Start Date2/1/20172. user input goes here
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First Draft Difficulty (multiplier)1.5
This is a muliplier and it accounts for rewriting, thrown out chapters, and other difficulties in the first draft. 1x is the easiest. 2x is high difficulty. 3x and above for first-time authors or literary ones. Check your old projects to get an idea of how many words you have to write to actually write a finished first draft usually.
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Editing Difficulty (multiplier)0.5
Editing time is usually dependant upon the complexity and size of the first draft. Rachel, for example, requires 0.5 days of editing per day of first draft writing usually.
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Average Daily Word Count7000
on a good work day.
Time Usage Breakdown
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Days% of Overall
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Estimated ScheduleWriting and Editing48.7125.91%
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First Draft Est Writing Days25.71Copy Edits and Beta Readers157.98%
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First Draft Finished on3/8/2017Yay!Final Production63.19%
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Dead Time5931.38%
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First Draft to Editing Break1
Do you take a break before diving into edits? If so, put those days in here.
Total Days188
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Editing Start3/9/2017
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Total Editing Days13
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Editing Finished3/28/2017
Now send the book to an editor.
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Time at Editor30
how long is the book trapped with your editor? (business days)
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Editorial Letter Processing Started5/15/2017
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Days to Process Editorial Feedback10
a total guess on your part. How much input does your editor usually give back? How long do the revisions usually take you?
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Editorial Letter Processing Finished5/29/2017
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3/28/2017
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Time at Copy/Proof editor14
how long is the book trapped with your copy editor? (business days)
4/27/2017
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Copy Edits Processing Started6/16/2017
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Days to Process Copy Edits10
a guess on your part. How much input does your editor usually give back? How long do the revisions usually take you?
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Copy Edits Processing Finished6/30/2017
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Beta Readers start date7/3/2017
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Time with Beta Readers14
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Beta Readers Finish7/21/2017
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Beta Reader Input Assimilation Start7/24/2017
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Days to assimilate input5
your guess again, we don't have a solid method for this yet. Put in higher numbers for longer books and visa versa
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Beta Reader Input finished7/31/2017
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Final Product Design / Assembly Days6
manuscript formatting, cover art uploading, upload to Amazon and other vendors, blurb writing, etc..
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Book is finished!8/8/2017
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Target Launch Date8/15/2017
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Cover Art Turn around time (days)45
business days
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Get cover art started no later than6/5/2017
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Pre-Order Length60
non-business days as that's how vendors do it
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Pre-Orders can start on6/16/2017
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10 Day KDP manuscript deadline for Pre Orders
8/4/2017
DO NOT MISS!!
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