Here it is! It was a long journey and a tough one. I am a published author !
It is amazing how many people want their book in print and in their hands!
This is why self publishers need to consider publishing both: print and eBook versions.
The Demon Chronicles
I have written the second volume and it is now in editing mode. The series will carry on through seven volumes. In the process of doing this, I learned some things that can help other writers who plan to self publish.
The first tip: Go ahead and Self Publish.
Not self publishing is the biggest roadblock to self publishing. This sounds stupid, but is actually very wise.
When a person publishes even a small book of short stories, poems, inspirations or photographs, a huge and exaggerated emotional barrier comes down for good.
The lessons are learned, the self defeat evaporates and the road to more self publishing is wide open!
Now I have to work on summarizing my series. This has not been easy!
It begins with three fractured, damaged and reluctant heroes who are dragged deeper and deeper into a world of love, more love, demons, stealth and crimes.
The demons are people who started role playing as demons and then forgot that they were once human. They have gone around the bend and are starting to cause a lot of havoc.
The series begins with the most shocking murder scene in fiction, makes the reader fall in love with the great characters and hooks the reader on the twisting plots.
What is the scary part? We can’t rationalize this grown up horror tale away.
While the people in this story are not real demons, the fake demons in this story are real people.
Those people may live and walk amongst us, and that is enough to keep us awake at night!
Doing a series of novellas is different than putting it all into one book!
The second volume was harder because I had to refresh the reader about Volume I while carrying on with the story and adding in new characters.
Why did my characters come to love each other so much and to love with such a twist? Who are all these new people and why are they together? Did I just read that this one loves that one…and that one too?
I had to keep up with the main themes of love, more love, stealth demons and crimes that started in the first book and will carry all the way through to the seventh book.
It is important to wrap up or continue all events, developments and characters. It is very easy to start a side story or a new character, then forget all about them! Seven Basque imps? Fallen angels? Yep. If there are demons, then those creatures are likely to be part of the mix too.
It gets important to remember every number, quantity, relationship and action, because the writer can forget exactly how much money, how many crates, why, who did what to whom, and when who did it!
The FBI agent illegally looted an extra 24 boxes or so of evidence? Another FBI agent runs errand for the mob? Of course it can happen. The delicious task is for the writer to create a good reason why or how it happens.
Readers will not forget those details and they will not miss the mistakes, so neither should the author!
I did not want my site to be just for hawking my book, so visitors will find a couple of great articles on how to do a book cover and how to find a web building site!
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Happy Sunday! I hope I have inspired at least one person to go ahead, realize that dream and get something copyrighted and published.