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The One Thing You Do After You’ve Published Your Novel

  • August 01, 2016
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Get a Massage


No, I’m not kidding. It took me two weeks straight to pull every final detail together so that I could get my book ready for publication (final proof, formatting for ebook and then reviewing them both) and I was wrecked at the end. Not to mention starting the process to make my ebook available on other venues and begin the process for audiobook. But that’s a different story.

Get a massage. Today I took my own advice and splurged on an aromatherapy massage with reflexology. Ninety minutes of bliss. I had no idea how tense and stressed my muscles were but now I know how my cat feels after I’m done massaging him.

Okay, it doesn’t have to be a massage. But you finished a gigantic project, a unique piece of work that no one else has done. Reward yourself with something meaningful, something that lifts your spirits after a job well done.



  • Heather Jackson • August 3, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Massages are the BEST! We writers often don’t even realize that we carry so much tension in our necks from typing. My massage therapist can always tell when I’ve had a busy writing month. 🙂

    • J. M. Levinton • August 3, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      I definitely see the important of getting one more often than once a year. 😀

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