Fall is here and…I’m still working on Courtney’s Redemption

Hi! I know it’s been a long time since my last post. I have been super busy when it comes to moving things forward in my personal life and it’s been a real struggle to balance everything out. I will be posting periodically throughout the website and my social media posts about me looking for some clients for my book coaching program between now and December of this year. In addition to that, I am still working on Courtney’s Redemption. I have gotten started on the rewriting process (self-editing) and I must admit that I am having a few moments where I go:

Why in the h*** did I write this?

Please keep in mind that I have written a total of five books within the past five years. There are some authors out here who think that what I do gets easier every time I write a book. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Just by reading what I wrote, I can already tell why my book was on the short end of my word count and why it was longer than I thought it would be. This made me realize that I wasn’t truly done with my work in the first place and that it needed a lot of work for it to be where I wanted it to be.

I am currently reading chapter seven of Courtney’s Redemption and wonder if it’s going to be ready in time for Christmas. As much as I want it to be ready, the juggle between me having a full-time job, finishing my classes as a book coach, and having other personal duties filling up my plate at the moment doesn’t make it easy to publish the book like some people think. It’s even more of a struggle because of my constant promotion on Booktok to reach more viewers so that in return, they will be able to buy my books.

While I will admit I did have some level of success when it came to giving away my first book for free during the month of September, I know that I still need to write, publish and promote more books. But with the little money I have every week from my job, it is getting harder to find editors and beta readers to take a look at my work for a cheaper price.

But I am determined that I will get it done. It’s just a matter of when…

Dominique Gibson

Published by Dominique Gibson

My first love has always been writing since I was eight years old. After getting my Bachelor's Degree in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago and struggling for years trying to get published the traditional way, I decided that the only way to promote my work was to promote myself which is why I am self-publishing my paranormal romance The Truson S.E.T. Series.

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