I could never write a book. I don’t have the determination, the tenacity, the confidence in my idea… in fact don’t have an idea in the first place.
It’s a pity because, let’s face it, I am incredibly well-connected in the book world. I work all day long with authors, agents, editors, marketing experts, sales gurus, publicists, designers. And if I WERE to write a book (which we’ve established I’m not) I would have a pretty good idea of what to do with it.
So wouldn’t it be great if the people who were writing the books could have a leg up occasionally. They’ve earned it, and deserve it. And let’s face it, there are people who are going to get that kind of leg up just because of who their parents are. My kids for example. If they were ever to write a book. Which isn’t looking likely just now as they’re not out of bed yet, but who knows?
So I’m very proud – and interested – to be part of the WoMentoring Project. Kerry Hudson has inspired women across the publishing industry to try a new approach. It’s taken her own determination, tenacity and confidence – AND she’s written at least one superb book. Hats off to her.
Read about the WoMentoring Project here: