For various reasons, which I won't bore you with the details of right now, I haven't made much progress with the story I'm working on, but have written several poems over the past month. Perhaps the poetry collection will be ready before the story? It's starting to look that way, anyhow. Well... I don't suppose it really matters which book is ready first, does it?
Are you a writer too? If so, here's some great advice on how to be taken seriously as a writer, and what to do if that still doesn't work.
Is your hero - or heroine - off on an adventure or quest? If not, why not? If so, where are they going, and why? Figuring that out is why people are reading your book, so make sure they have a good reason, and try to make it interesting. If you can also make it a dangerous adventure/quest, that will add to the excitement for your reader... Just saying.
Are you ready for your work to be edited? Then you may want to take a look at this post on the four different kinds of editing, so you know which it is you need to ask your chosen editor about.
Finally, if you're one of those people who enjoys crafty projects, and you're looking for a fun option for marketing, why not give these book charms a go?