You Want a Platform?
Recently, I dropped twenty pounds. It was necessary. I've always been a big girl, but now that I have three children, I am seeing the need to get healthy. I have more to go, but I am proud of what I've done. Through regular exercise and reducing my caloric intake, I am continuing down a weight loss path.
As I've been studying the writing industry, I hear the word "platform" being bandied about. So while walking today, I started thinking about what my platform would be were I a non-fiction writer. I have had all kinds of awesome experiences, but nothing that qualifies me as an expert. I could write about theatre, but it would be biased by my personal preferences. I could write about crochet, but I wing everything I do. I could write about being a mom or the wife of a pastor. What exactly would my platform be?
Everything in my life is beyond my control. I am seeking an agent, but I can't make them read my manuscripts. I want dedicated writing time, but life, kids, and the world prevent that in this season. But I do have one thing within my power - my body. I can choose what I put into it. I can choose my level of activity. I can choose to remain heavy or shed the pounds.
And what do you know? I discovered my platform! I'm not planning on becoming a weight loss guru - or even writing about it - but it was interesting to think about. Still a fiction writerm but hopefully - soon - a lesser one.
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