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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Becoming a Published Author
This is a good question and I’ve learned a lot along the way.
Tears of Tess is my debut book and I went into this completely clueless, but now I feel like I know a bit more and would like to share a bit of what I learned. 

A 9-5 day isn’t existent when you’re a writer. I never stop thinking about writing, plotting, editing. It’s never ending
  1. Good days and bad days are constant and it’s hard to ride through the ‘’I suck, what am I doing days’’
  2. Start promotion WAY before you’re ready to publish. This is vital to get the word out before your book is published
  3. Drink caffeine. Lots of caffeine.
  4. Get a team of wonderful Beta Readers to help point of plot holes as you’ll want to patch those up before the reviews come in.
  5. Don’t read bad reviews. Ban yourself from Goodreads. I thought I had thick skin, but reading some so-so reviews can tear your heart out.
  6. Make sure your manuscript is in the best possible condition (edited, formatted) before pressing that published button.
  7. Just because you’re published it doesn’t mean you can relax. In fact, I’ve found I work harder now than I did before as I have ‘’fan mail’’ and social media piling up while trying to write.
  8. Write everyday. Even if you don’t want to. If you can’t write on your current story, start another. Just keep writing.
  9. Once you’re published it’s a full time job to keep the buzz and interest about your work. Run giveaways, and interact with your fans.
Hope that helps!
Tears of Tess

Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility.

For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world.

But lusty paradise is shattered.

Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror.
Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold. Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever?

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Genre – Dark New Adult Contemporary Romance
Rating – PG-18
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