I have just completed a Masterclass with James Patterson, which was absolutely wonderful. He has made me a believer in outlines, and I have started one for the remainder of this book. There's a lot going on even for me to keep track of.
The book should be complete in June and sent to the beta readers at that time. They will have two weeks to review it and edit, and then I will get it back for my review. I will make changes and will read thru it one more time before sending it to my editor for last minutes edits. Then I will have to read it again and then let it go.
Many people think you just write the book, do some edits, and then get it published. It is so much more than that and takes a lot of time to get it just right and as polished as possible.
In the meantime, I will keep plugging away. I hope you like the finished product.