Why not turn your next trip into an underwater adventure?
Escape to this archipelago nation, where vanilla-sand beaches glitter like amber jewels at sunset, and coconut-scented breezes cascade through palm trees and turquoise seas. But on these islands, the best-kept secrets lie under the sea.
Dive into the ocean, and you’ll find five-star spas, seafood restaurants, and other surprises. Sip champagne at clam-shaped bars, and twirl on underwater dance floors bathed in cobalt light.
But don’t go home yet. The night is just starting.
Whenever we submit a part of our soul that we translated into words, we do so armed with nothing but the hope that the person reading our work will understand it.
Sometimes they do. Most times they don’t.
Rejection scrapes the heart. But, well, there’s nothing to do about it. In fact, rejection is as much a part of being a writer as punching those damn keys. It’s as much a part of being a writer as the edits and the rewrites and the social media marketing.
So, you have a finished manuscript, and now you’re ready to share it with as many readers as possible.
In order to do that, you must choose one of two paths: either self-publish your book yourself, or go the traditional route and try to find a publisher.
Deciding on which route to take means that you’ve got to figure out a couple of things about yourself first, about your book, and about your ability to effectively market (and enjoy the process) both yourself as an author and your book.
Now, let’s discuss the essential questions to ask yourself if you’re trying to decide if self-publishing your book is the best available option for you.
At least once a year someone out there publishes a long article announcing the imminent demise of the blog. More bloggers than ever are giving up, content saturation is alienating a lot of readers, and the rise in popularity of different mediums will be the final nail in the coffin.
It’s always been like this.
Out of all the bloggers I’ve networked with when I launched my first blog in 2012, only a dozen or so still publish regularly.
Out of all the bloggers that I’ve personally coached, only a dozen or so still publish regularly.
And out of all the people who decide to start a blog this year, only a small percentage of them will still publish new content regularly by the end of the year.
You will want to create something of your own. You will want to do what you can, with whatever’s at your disposal at that moment. Right there, right then. If you have to write your story on a piece of napkin, so be it. If you have to sketch on your phone, fine.
When you find your muse, you will feel yourself becoming addicted to the promise of doing work you hope could last forever…