The real valuable lesson I learned is to slow down and copy-edit the shit out of my work, slowly. I also believe reading the printed and e-book numerous times is the best strategy for me. My last editor (thank you for the feedback on La Bruja del Barrio Loco) recommended that I read for specific errors, and that works really well because I know what my patterns are.
What about the cover? I have a writer group friend who is going to give me advice on my next cover. I've had the design in mind for a while, and I also have a friend who wants to take a crack at painting the cover. She's quite good, but also a teacher, so I am going to see what emerges (for $0 ha ha).
Wish me luck. My next book is going to be a set of three YA short stories, all dealing with folklore. I'm going for the PG-13 edition. What? You think I can't do it? We will see.
Well, The Harvest beckons, and I have a horrible migraine, but I'm finishing this novel this weekend.
Oh, I almost forgot. If you want to read a genuinely hilarous book, you have to check out Todd Heldt's Jukebox Loser: An Owner's Manual for Idiot Desires.
It is available on Kindle Unlimited and worth the read!
Get to the finish line! #Resist