|February 8, 2018||0|
When asked what motivated me to write my latest book, “The Superbwoman: It’s All About the BE”, I point to 3 things:
And thus the concept of my book was born.
HOW It came to be written is another fun story:
I had decided to write the book but wasn’t sure what the format should be or when I would find the time to do it. A lunch with a friend, where she asked me about my ideas about this future book, gave me the impetus. She suggested a “small book – like “The One Minute Manager”.” I knew immediately that was it! It was both my writing style and the style that would work for busy women.
So I had the “what”…and now the how. To write my 1st book I had to get away. Home just had too many distractions. I was in the process of trying to decide where to go, when the idea of going to Paris to write a book popped in my head. How cool would that be?! As my boyfriend and I were both turning 60 that year, I thought it would be fun for us to take a trip there and I’d do a little writing on the side. He decided, while a great idea, that he couldn’t take that much time off of work. A bit dejected, I did what I usually do…distract myself with Facebook. And there was a post by a woman I know who said that her friend had a flat in Paris she was renting out for the summer. Say what?! I reached out and sure enough, it was available when I wanted it and at a price I could afford. I found out I had enough air miles for a free ticket, I had someone to watch my dog…and I was off. With laptop in tow, I spent a fabulous week in Paris, acting Parisian and writing my book at a café, while “tourists” strolled by. C’est magnifique!!
To top it off, I found a publisher who unknowingly colluded with my unspoken idea on the size of the book and the rest is history!
Moral of the story: Trust your instincts, pay attention and never give up your dreams. You could be writing in a café in Paris someday too!