Self-Publishing Authors, Take A Vacation

Summer is the perfect time to work on your writing projects and start the self-publishing process. Each week this month, I will offer advice to help you achieve your writing goals this summer. Be sure to check out last week’s post: Kick Off Summer with Self-Publishing.

Here is my advice this week — take a vacation. That’s right. Put aside your work, and take a vacation. It doesn’t matter whether you travel around the world or to the next town over. The key is go somewhere different from your usual routine.

While I encourage you to put work aside while on vacation, I don’t want you to completely forget your writing goals. Keep a camera, notebook, and recordable device with you. Later as you look back through your photos and thoughts you might find something that inspires your writing project.

One of  my favorite quotes is by Ernest Hemingway: “In order to write about life, first you must live life.” Keep this in mind as you enjoy your summer and work on your writing projects.

ABOUT JODEE THAYER: With over 25 years of experience in sales and management, Jodee Thayer works as the Director of Author Services for Outskirts Press. The Author Services Department is composed of knowledgeable customer service reps and publishing consultants; together, they all focus on educating authors on the self-publishing process in order to help them publish the book of their dreams. Whether you are a professional looking to take your career to the next level with platform-driven non-fiction or a novelist seeking fame, fortune, and/or personal fulfillment, Jodee Thayer can put you on the right path.

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