Hi everyone. How are you all?
It’s been school holidays here and although I tried my best to keep on top of my workload, its been a bit hit and miss. I have always built creative time and coffee breaks into my working week, but during the holidays, i’ve spent far more time away form my desk. When I run seminars, I regularly mention the balance between work and play. I feel it’s really important to find time to step away from deadlines and give your mind time to refresh and restore. This doesn’t mean sitting around all day on the couch, but it does mean turning off social media or screen time for a while here and there and sitting in a park, or taking a stroll for a short while.
Before the school holidays my ‘to do’ list was heaving and although I did fulfil all of my jobs, I was worn out. After a few days in different towns here and there and some time sitting at the beach down the road, I have come back to work with new story ideas, fresh energy and I cannot wait to finish two of the sequels i’m working on.
I hope you have all had a great few weeks and you’ve had a moment to sit in the sunshine or do something creative, before jumping straight back into your everyday world.
Here are some photos from the places I visited. I hope they make you smile. Watch out for a new romance i’ll be writing soon, inspired by one of the locations!
It is also great to see my latest article on marketing and networking in Romance Matters Magazine. I’m running my next seminar on book marketing at Chelmsford Library on the 25th Sept at 9.30am, if anyone is looking for book marketing advice and is local to Essex, U.K.
About this event
International bestselling author Lizzie Chantree’s books have featured in magazines and on the radio. Her seminar at the Essex Authors Day will provide information, tips and advice about how to market your book. Lizzie will be talking about social media, book promotion, book launches, author branding and new ways to find an audience for your writing.
Marketing a book doesn’t have to feel like an uphill struggle, so during this seminar, Lizzie will help you to discover ideas to make your work stand out from the crowd and build an online presence.