Interview with This Lady Writes part 5

What is your least favorite part of the writing and publishing process? 

Probably the editing and formatting process.  It’s a pretty integral part of the process in producing a quality product, but it’s time consuming for me.  I’ve got a couple of good editors that review each manuscript then send it to me with their edits, comments, suggestions, and so on.  Then, I have to read through all that they have to say and look at all their changes.  It’s just a time consuming process then you get into the interior formatting and writing a synopsis and reviewing the marketing plan.  I try to delegate as much of this as I can, but it’s hard to be completely removed from the process.  I’ve got to sign off on everything, so I end up being engaged throughout, and I guess that comes from being in business as well.  When you’re the head of an organization, you’ve got to keep your finger on the pulse of the organization and know what’s going on.  I’m involved in the strategic planning then delegate the execution of that plan to others.  It’s sort of the same with the publishing process.  I’m part of the marketing team’s strategic planning then I let them run with it.  I love the creating and writing process.  All the rest is a bit tedious.

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