Reinvention Advice

I have been wanting to read Claire Cook‘s Never Too Late for some time. It is an extremely helpful manual for mid-life women or anyone else who wants or needs to go in a new direction. It’s also full of interesting stories of how her first novel Must Love Dogs became a movie ans what it was like to go to Hollywood.

Cook became an author at age 45 after teaching school for many years, so she knows whereof she speaks.  Her advice about completing two pages of writing each day, no matter what, really hit home. So were the stories of how she came to re-acquire rights to her backlist books. It seems the life of a bestselling author is as rosy as it looks from the outside.

The pages are full of many practical, common sense tips delivered as if by a BFF. Particularly appropriate for author wannabes, but applicable to many other life goals too.