The key to finishing any project is doing the work step by step.
If you are in this writing and publishing game for the long term, shortsighted tactics are not the answer. You need to find your own unique way of doing things, and that takes time.
Art and design surround us. There are so many creative people willing to share their inspiration with us. All we have to do is look.
Editing Tips for First Drafts: how I wrote my draft of "In The Woods" and tips from professional editors on how to self edit to make it a professional draft.