An Update on Kristen

Kristen, the main character of my formerly-about-a-sorority-girl novella, is getting closer and closer to showing up on Amazon. I have typeset the novella and am almost done with the front- and end-matter, and now I just have to go through the book for my overused words: that, just, very, which, really, and only. I think I did a decent job avoiding too many unnecessary uses of them as I wrote and edited the novella, but it never hurts to check.

The last thing I need before I can commission a cover for this novella is a title, and that’s the part that’s really stymying me. Everyone who’s beta-read the tale focuses on the “spanking court” aspect, but while that is an important part of the story it’s not the most important part. It’s a tale of Kristen’s growth as a spanko, and I’m having a lot of trouble coming up with a title that encapsulates that and is also something that will draw people’s eyes and make them want to read further. I don’t want to call it Kristen Goes to a Spanking Party or something like that, and I don’t want to call it Spanking Court or any variation thereof. So I’m basically stuck.

I might just have to bite the bullet and go on Fiverr again to hire someone to read the abstract/outline of the story and help me brainstorm titles. It didn’t go so well last time, although when I hired someone to write the back cover copy of Lessons what she came up with definitely got me going in the right direction, so you never know, right?

I’m hopeful to get this one on Amazon by the end of the month, but it’s really going to depend on the title and the cover. We shall see.

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