I’ve written three books now and am negotiating with myself on what No. 4 should be about.
If you are curious about what that involves, or perhaps you’re planning to engage in this insanity yourself, I recommend two primers to get your started.
Stefanie Newell, over on The Write One Blog, rounds up nine steps but provides more depth and detail in her All The Necessary Steps To Write A Book For Newbies!
There is obviously overlap.
And for the record, I’m still looking to publish any of the first three. Just wanted to be clear that writing, as satisfying as that can be, is not publishing, which I suspect is thoroughly unsatisfying until it happens.