Wednesday, June 25, 2014

@CarinKilbyClark on "Motherhood Did Not Change Me" #Parenting #NonFiction #AmWriting

What writing are you most proud of?
The writing I’m most proud of is a piece I wrote for the Huffington Post, Motherhood Did Not Change Me, It Made Me – of which an expanded version also became a part of the motherhood anthology New Life Within. It was such a personal piece about my experience with motherhood and how it shaped the person that I am today.
What are you most proud of in your personal life?
I’m most proud of the great example I have set for my children. As a single parent who first became a mother at the age of 17 and is divorced, there are many reasons why life could have gone a different way. But I never let my circumstances hold me back. Or determine what I was capable of achieving. I already see this same value at work within my children. And that makes me so very proud.
What genre of books do you adore?
I adore transformational books. I am a huge fan of continuous evolution. I look back, even a year ago, and I can see how much I’ve grown and changed. I love to read books that have advice, strategies, and tips on how to make the transformations in your life that are necessary for continually growth and self-development.
How did you develop your writing?
I developed – and continue to develop – my writing by studying the craft. Everything in writing is a learnable skill; and something that you can get better at with practice. Whether it’s crafting compelling headlines or telling really great stories, your writing is something that can be improved with practice.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I get my inspiration from life. From actually living – experiencing various situations and interacting with people. I write about what I’ve dealt with personally, so my writing is always inspired by my life.
Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you?
My family is ultra supportive. I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without them. They are my cheering section and my sounding board – letting me pick their brains, get feedback on my writing, and share my dreams.
Do you plan to publish more books?
Yes – I’m currently writing my first major book, Live Joyous Mommyhood, for release in late 2014/early 2015. I will soon begin writing my first Memoir, titled the same as my blog Memoirs of a Clueless Woman, for release late 2015.
What else do you do to make money, other than write? It is rare today for writers to be full time…
I have a full-time job (that I love) as an Analyst and I also run two businesses – Clue Consulting, LLC which is a content marketing strategy and media publishing company, and The Mommyhood Mentor where I work with mothers on how to balance priorities, reduce stress, and experience happiness in motherhood.
How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?
I guess I’m a bit “old-fashioned” because I still love to write with paper and pen. I have several notebooks that are filled with all the different story ideas, book outlines, and projects that I’ve started. Because I’m normally on the go, I write from just about anywhere. From my desk, to my bed, on the bus, and everywhere in between.
Every writer has his or her own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you?
For me, success in writing would be one person who reads a story or book that I’ve written and who feels something; hopefully positive, but something nonetheless. If I can touch at least one life, and inspire someone to make a change or help someone to realize the happiness within, then I feel successful in writing.
Tell us about your new book? What’s it about and why did you write it?
Time Management Made Easy for Busy Moms offers five simple, yet effective, tips for moms who want (need) to take control of their time so they can get more things done. I wrote this book at the request of many readers and friends who would always ask me “how do you do it all?” As a mother of three very active children who works full-time and runs two businesses while also managing to get out for a girls night every now and then, I get asked all the time about my time management secrets. A few people even asked me to write the book on what works for me. Thinking there may be other moms out there that could benefit from my methods, that’s what I did.

Do any of these excuses sound familiar?

I’m just too busy
I have too much on my plate
There’s never enough time
I have to do it all
I don’t know how to manage it all

If you answered yes, then prepare to put an end to the overwhelm once and for all. In Time Management Made Easy for Busy Moms, Carin Kilby Clark shares five simple tips that moms can implement right away to improve how they control their time and get things done.

Time Management Made Easy for Busy Moms offers insight into the one major block that prevents us from maximizing our time, gives readers practical information that is easily applied to everyday life, and helps you along the path to your “aha” moments about how and why you’ve been ineffective in managing your time; and how to to finally put time in its rightful place {on your side, of course!}.

As the mother of three very active children who also works full-time, runs a business in her “spare” time, publishes a lifestyle & parenting site, manages a growing motherhood community, and regularly contributes parenting advice to many popular sites in the parenting/family life niche, Carin’s advice is solid; based on methods that she has successfully implemented in controlling her time and getting things done.
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Genre – Parenting, Relationships
Rating – G
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