One of the questions I am most often asked is, "How's progress? When will your books be published so I can buy them?" This is a difficult question to answer, since the production process is a bit long and convoluted.
Usually I'm actively writing or editing one project while waiting on feedback from someone else on another and brainstorming or outlining a third. That makes it a little difficult to explain exactly how everything stands.
My process varies from book to book, but is starting to settle into a regular pattern as I get more practice and find my feet in the craft. Even so, it's a messy two steps forward, one step back, hurry-up-and-wait kind of process. It's not quite as clear-cut as it seems from the charts below, but I've made an effort to represent where things stand on each of my current projects so you can check in and see how it's all progressing.