When I started writing about house sitting in Australia, I wrote out of a sense of wonder.
I had changed from a stay-at-home mother, to a bike riding gypsy. I moved to a new country, changed my career, my lifestyle, and even my primary relationship when I divorced and met the man of my dreams.
Most importantly I changed from an unhappy, unfulfilled person to a constantly amazed, excited, and very happy person.
I wrote most of it down, and I wanted to share it, but all I had was a collection of stories that were funny, or silly, or just plain amazing.
I wasn’t sure how to proceed until I looked at the most important thing of all.
Who was going to read my book?
It really matters.
Once I decided that I wanted to inspire women who were looking for more in life, I quickly moved from a collection of stories to a book with a theme; house sitting as a lifestyle.
Kathy Pooler, explains why it is so important to consider who you are writing for in her post called “Who is the target audience for my memoir?” I just found her blog today and can thoroughly recommend it.
She has a really useful list of resources for authors too. I look forward to reading more.
Thanks for inspiring me Kathy.