Burnout is the biggest threat to a self-publishing author’s well-being. It makes it challenging to write and lowers writing quality. It can even make an author question whether writing is for them.
Burnout isn’t the same as writer’s block. Burnout isn’t project-specific. Instead, it is an inability to write anything. When writing is forced the quality is poor, and the writer feels that work is difficult labor that must be pushed through. They may feel like they are sinking in quicksand every time they try to write.
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Self-publishing a book can feel like a huge undertaking, and getting assistance from others who have different skill-set is vital. Self-publishing authors who are not also skilled graphic designers should get help from a professional when creating their book cover.
Some companies offer pre-made book covers to their clients, but many authors find that they need something more specific to their book and choose to order custom book covers instead. A custom book cover is made specifically to the author’s specifications. Continue reading →