As with every great book, start with an original idea and a realistic goal. Figure out what story you’re going to tell. Consider what kind of art you want for your book. Really, writing a successful children’s book is all about finding the right edit. Publishing a children’s book by oneself is a time-consuming process. Steps like finding the right art, editing your manuscript, designing the interior and exterior layout, proofreading and final publishing all take mammoth chunks of time