1. What inspired you to write the book?
My work as a life coach is primarily with women, and I know that women can be really tough on themselves. I wanted to write a book that would inspire women and make them realize how powerful they are. I wanted to give them ideas about happiness and joy that they may not have thought about before.
2. When did you realise that you want to write a book?
When I realized that I had knowledge, wisdom and compassion to share. I knew that I had helped a lot of women over the years, and I wanted to share what I had learned with other women.
3. Who helped you in writing the book and please say about their contributions?
My editor, Gina Mazza, was incredible! Her editing helped me say what I wanted to say in a clear, helpful fashion.
4. How is your book going to inspire the readers?
Each day, I have written a message that women can relate to about their health and self care, and all the daily tasks we do as women. Then I include a Happy Action so that they will know how to use the message to make their lives easier and happier
5. If you are given the chance to change one thing in your book what would it be?
Actually, this is the 2nd edition, (revised and expanded) of Happy on Purpose Daily Messages of Empowerment and Joy for Women, so I have already made all the changes I wanted to make. I took out unnecessary repetition and tightened up my messages. I also made the cover happier
6. How do you find time to write and which part of the day is best for writing for you?
I like to allow one full day a week for writing, and that day is Monday. I find it easier to know when I can work. I also,jot thoughts and ideas down any time I think of them. Morning is always best for me to get anything done from exercising to writing.
7. Which books have inspired you the most, in the journey of writing this book?
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, On Writing by Stephen King, Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg, Women Who Run With the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
8. What is the best advice, you would give for writers who are trying to write a book?
Write as much as possible and as consistently as possible, and read good writing. Also, get a professional editor.
9. What are your hobbies?
My hobbies are reading, writing, and exercising. I do other activities but those are my top three.
10. What can we expect from you in the future?
Hopefully more writing to help women, and if I can settle down, a novel.
About the book:
This book is a mini-roadmap to mega-happiness. Think of the happiest person you know. Who is she and what is her secret? Well that woman can be you! It starts with the realization that being happy is a personal choice that you make every day. Happy on Purpose gives you the tools to do so. Diana Fletcher guides you through the year with daily messages to help you remove self-imposed obstacles and claim your true power. Each page offers a chance to pause and reflect on how you approach situations. She reveals how even the smallest changes can make the biggest differences in your life. The accompanying happy action items help you regroup and focus on what really matters. As a loving inspirational guide, Diana shares her wisdom and humor to encourage you to step beyond limitations and take good care of yourself--physically, emotionally and spiritually. When you do so, you connect with your authentic nature, which can lead to profound joy.
About the author
Diana Fletcher, Stress-Reducing Expert Life Coach,Writer, and Speaker, is the author of Happy on Purpose Daily Messages of Empowerment and Joy for Women, revised and expanded edition, a delightful book with daily inspirational messages and a "Happy Action" for each day.
Author Website: Thoughts by Diana