Delete all evidence of said research so law enforcement doesn’t come after me.
Outline my chapters.
Get more coffee.
Research characters’ backgrounds.
Outline character arcs.
Write rough draft, sometimes by hand, sometimes on my laptop.
Set it aside.
Drink all the coffee.
Edit rough draft for content and arcs (both story and characters).
Line edit entire manuscript.
Drink coffee while cursing the difficulty of the English language.
Read aloud edit the entire manuscript.
Send manuscript to beta readers.
Try not to drink coffee so I don’t email them in the middle of the night.
Read beta feedback.
Let it simmer.
Apply beta feedback.