I want to be an author, but you can’t be an author until you have officially been published and have one person to have read it in its final form.
To get your book on the shelves and published, you need to promote.
To be published you’ve got to have a finished perfect book approved by a publishing company.
To be approved by a publishing company, you’ve got to have a good sales pitch.
To have a good sales pitch, you have to have a finished overwritten final draft that can survive with editing. You’ve also got to have a good cover letter and even invest in a literary agent.
To get to a literary agent, you have to have your great idea go through several stages.
To get through those stages, it’s good to have a peer author or friend who won’t steal you ideas.
To get chapters to your peer, you need to write it.
To write a chapter, you need to plot it.
To write, you need a detailed broken down plot, characters written down and fleshed out with character traits, looks and significance. You also need a subplot.
To have a detailed plot, you need to have an outlined sketched of a brief chapter break down, that can link each chapter together.
To link each chapter together, you need a good idea.
To need a good idea, you need a brain.
Or you could just do all of that yourself.
I’ve got a long way to go.