AUTHOR BLOG CHALLENGE – DAY 1 – HOW I STARTED WRITING…….
I love to talk! Usually I have a lot to say to anyone that will listen, very rarely being stuck for words. I am one of those types that will talk to people when standing in a queue or hanging around waiting for my coffee to be made. Being married for 23 years, I was used to having someone to talk to everyday, but then the talking became arguing everyday, and before I new it, my marriage was over, my husband gone and I was talking to myself.
Very blessed to have a supportive family and friends to help me get through this very tough time, and two gorgeous daughters that were my rocks, I felt lost without the connection of having someone there every day to share the happenings of the world with.
I also love to learn. Very rarely will you see me chilling with a novel in hand. When I do read, which is often, I prefer to read something that will teach me a new skill, show me how to do something better, or provide another tool that will help me change, grow and move forward. I am a self help junkie, and love the warm feeling I get when I read something empowering that reminds me of how awesome we all are.
So, while living in the dooms and glooms of single motherhood (well, that’s how it felt for the first few months as mega adjustments took place), I wanted something positive I could focus on and Wonderfully Women was born from that. Why not share some of the wonderful things I have learned and hopefully make someone else’s day better. It was also a way I could ‘talk’ and communicate with the world, even when I was feeling down and an actual real life conversation was not appealing.
My first book Kids R Klever – How To Help Your Kids Shine was born from my desire to see my children live the best lives they possibly can, without limitations that we can place on them, to not make some of the silly mistakes that I have made, to have great health, good social skills, be well adjusted and to simply shine! Why should my girls be the only ones to benefit, why not share all this information with other parents, who no doubt want the same for their children?
Three more books are all under construction at WWHQ at the moment, and a list of additional titles are awaiting for research, love and creation in the years to come.
Writing has brought me much joy and satisfaction…….something I would never have dreamt I would even attempt a couple of years ago!