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Behind the Scenes of TSR

The Songbird's Refrain: TImeline

How long does it take to write a novel? Here's the process that led to TSR hitting shelves!

Draft 1

December 2016-March 2017

Draft 2

April 2017-November 2017

Critique Partner Read

November 2017-January 2018

Draft 3

February 2018-June 2018

Beta Read

June 2018-August 2018

Final Content Edit

August 2018-September 2018

Final Read

November 2018-December 2018

Line Edit

September 2018-November 2018

And after a professional edit, formatting, cover design and various marketing activities (that I didn't keep as detailed of a log on)... The Songbird's Refrain came out on
SEPTEMBER 3, 2019!
I've gotten a lot faster at writing since, though. I'm excited to let you know the process for my next novel once that's done!

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