I had it in my head that authors were perfect English majors, wrote recreationally since childhood and saw their destiny as a published author.
That was not me.
The one thing I did do was gathered and share information usually in the form of speaking and training. Writing was a torturous event for me for all sorts of reasons. It wasn’t until I had gone from a management role into coaching that I realized I had to find additional forms of communication – like writing.
Still not thinking about writing books, I wrote and published articles and gave webinars to guide people who needed career advice. It was only after I had written about 1000 articles that someone pointed out to me that I could have written a book. Wake up call!
That is how I arrived at writing and publishing 3 books. I started with Career Mapping, then Easier Networking and Personal Branding. Each one of them covering topics with practical “how-to” direction for the issues I saw most commonly creating problems for people who wanted to get ahead professionally. I think I probably have a couple more books in me.
I was born and raised in Kansas, moved to Oregon where I lived for 35 years, returning to Kansas 2 years ago. Yes- that makes me: Dorothy from Kansas. I wasn’t named after the movie character; I was named after my aunt Dorothy, who is also from Kansas. It is here I live with my patient husband and demanding cat.
I’m always curious about the people who read this as well as my books. Give me a “shout out” here or from my website www.introvertwhisperer.com I’d love to hear from you.