8 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Self-Publishing My First Book

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Ever since I was a young writer, my ultimate dream was to write and publish my first book. I had visions of sitting in my beach house overlooking the ocean and pondering the waves with my laptop in front of me, with a creative mind full of ideas just waiting to be written.

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Romance & women’s fiction author. I write on Medium about a variety of topics because I’m not good at staying in one lane. crissilangwell.com/links

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Romance & women’s fiction author. I write on Medium about a variety of topics because I’m not good at staying in one lane. crissilangwell.com/links

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