Facing the fear of publishing

I am one week away from publishing my novel Succubus and I have been wrestling with fear and doubt. I knew this would happen and I was mentally prepared for it but fear of taking the final leap is a natural part of the creative process. So how do we break through the fear anyway?

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Succubus: a supernatural suspense thriller

Succubus: a supernatural suspense thriller

Logan Baker was just doing a favor for a dying relative, but when he enters a mysterious, fenced-off desert compound, he falls under the spell of an alluring but frightening entity calling itself Constance. Sick from her influence, his relative now missing, and with someone trying to burn his entire life to the ground, Logan's favor puts him in the fight of his life.

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Lessons from the final copy-edit of Succubus

Lessons learned from the final copy-edit of my novel Succubus. With three weeks until I publish the novel, I needed to go though every page carefully for spelling mistakes, typos, and flow issues. I documented the work as I went and came up with a process I can use on future novels. I share it with you in this video.


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Editing tip: Isolate character arcs and edit separately

First drafts are great fun but publishable fiction is produced through the editing process. There are a lot of great resources to learn what other novelists do to edit their stories but we *must* develop our own process in order to succeed. This week, I share with you an editing tip where I isolate individual character story arcs and edit them separately to get a better book.

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On designing a book cover

As an independent novelist, I need to take control of all the aspects of the publishing of my novel. Besides writing the best novel I can and getting editorial and other help, the cover must be impactful, resonate with my genre, and stand out in online marketplaces. This is my journey to designing the cover for Succubus.

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