The Writing Process
1 - Freeflow Draft
When I first began writing, I simply wrote the ideas and concepts that came to mind organically. Everything on mind head was quickly transferred to paper. It turned out to be a great way to start the project because I was able to get 2/3's of the book on paper fairly quickly.
2 - Restructured Draft
When I thought about freelancers reading and applying the concepts in the book, I was concerned about the organic nature of my writing. As a result, I decided to make the book more focused and easier to digest. The result the identifying achievements every successful freelancer must accomplish and sustain and placing the content in their respective areas.
3 - Rough Draft
After I completed moving and adding to the sections from the restructured draft, there were numerous ideas and concepts that I wanted to include but had not yet made their way into the book. This writing phase started with me assigning these ideas to their respective sections and creating the content for them. It also included moving content around and filling in any gaps.
4 - Fine Tuned Draft
In this phase, I will simply read through the book revising it as I go through it. Where I am unsure, I'll make comments and revisit to improve at a later time. My goal for this stage is to get the draft as far as I can on my own so the editor has the least amount of work to complete their work.