Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him out to the public.
Step 1: Planning – who is the audience? What are the book’s goals?
Step 2: Content – what are the chapters about? Where will you get the information?
Step 3: Writing – first draft, review, second draft …
Step 4: Internationalisation/Localisation – will the book be translated? Into what languages?
Step 5: Review – what worked? What didn’t? How will the book be maintained?