Today has been a day of reflection, thought and planning for me. It’s a day we all need sometimes in our businesses – and indeed our lives. But it isn’t a day we often take.

We can easily forget to take a step back. We get so wound into our goals and our to-do list that we never come up for air. We do this with our major projects, too, especially with a book.

just breathe

Strangely, taking a step back can actually move you forward much faster. I[m sure you’ve experienced the ‘eureka’ moment that comes when you are relaxed and not trying to think of a solution to a problem you’re experiencing. It’s the same with a book. Taking time off can bring perspective, time to let your thoughts settle and space for issues to resolve themselves without you having to bang your head against a wall.

So, the next time you or your book are stuck, stop. Take a break, take a step back and enjoy the progress that happens as a result.


Deborah Taylor
Deborah Taylor

Hi, I'm Deborah Taylor and I'm a publishing consultant and book-writing mentor. I work with established business owners who want to share their message by writing a book but are struggling to get started (or finished). I help them write, publish and launch a stand-out, attention-grabbing book that will raise their profile, reach more of their ideal clients and grow their business. I am a trained editor with over 15 years' publishing experience with major blue-chip UK publishing companies such as Hodder & Stoughton, BBC Books, Cassell and Pearson. I have produced books on every subject under the sun and with professinals and experts from a wide range of professions, from chefs and gardeners to life coaches and career consultants. I would love to help you write a book you love and that will raise your profile, attract new clients and bring you exciting new business opportunities.