Friday, May 1, 2015

My Journey through Never Too Late!

Claire Cook’s platform is “Reinvention.”  So what is my reinvention?  For Claire it began in her minivan.  She will tell you more about it in the book.  Mine started back in 2006 when my best friend said you devour books.  You need to write.  I pushed this idea away initially because I felt that I was so bad at it.  When I moved to Georgia everything changed.  I happened to move as the recession began.  I needed a job.  When I finally found one it didn’t really fit the bill for everything I needed.  While trying to find more income I decided to work on my skill of writing but where to start?
Claire would tell you herself that it all begins with networking!  She describes her trip to the Isla Mujeres in Mexico to attend a conference We Move Forward where she is the keynote speaker.  These initial chapters discuss the purpose of networking and why it is necessary for reinvention.  I felt that Claire did a great job of explaining the concept.    Could there be more to this concept for me to focus on writing?

The next part of the book discusses how she got her start in her reinvention and how you can do the same.  For me it is writing so what did I do to start?  I started by picking one day in my schedule when I could sit and write.  I also started visiting and sitting at the feet of many authors including Claire Cook.  Once I was able to be slightly more financially set I started taking the Momentum class with Emma Mc Laughlin and Nicola Kraus. 

The final aspect of Claire’s book discusses your platform which includes technology.  Then through your website extending your platform onto Facebook, Twitter, and others you can extend your platform.   For me I started this little blog called Writer’s Corner five years ago and then gradually extended into Facebook and Twitter.  I recently added Pinterest.  

We are kicking off the celebration of Writer’s Corner and Southern Writer’s with Never Too Late.  Later I will have Claire discuss her platform a little more.  Stay tuned for the big giveaway!



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