Sunday, February 21, 2016

I Won't Know Unless I Try

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It feels a bit strange to do a post on a Sunday but I have to work tomorrow and I wasn’t on Blogger at all last week so here I am, posting on the weekend.

Its not like football is on anyway...but The Walking Dead is on tonight. What a premiere that was last week. Holy smokes! Didn’t see that one coming…neither did Carl. Amiright? Okay, I won’t say anymore. Don’t want to ruin it for anyone. And if you’re not caught up, hurry! Me thinks it’s gonna be a fast paced rest of the season.

Anyway, enough zombie talk. I've been tossing an idea around in my head for the last few weeks and Friday I think I may have convinced myself to do it. Maybe. You how sometimes we think we have great ideas and then they turn out not so great, while others turn out fantastic? I'm not sure which category this one falls into just yet. But I'm gonna give it go and see where it lands.

I’m think I’m going to write a second self-help book.

I should probably mark this post down somewhere. February 21, 2016. Let’s see how long it takes to really get it written. The first one isn’t even in print and I’m already thinking about the outline for the second. But seeing how the first one took what? Two, three years, by the time it’s officially published – I’d say I have plenty of time to write the second. I’m not worried. It's not like I have a deadline or anything.

While the first one deals with recovering from the Relational Trauma of discovering your partner is a sex addict, the second one will address moving forward in a relationship with a sex addict. Sometimes I forget just how difficult it was (and still can be) to navigate this journey together.

There were times I wanted to run away. There were times I wanted to punch Devin in the face. But the times that I laughed and felt overjoyed far outweighed those tough times and I’m grateful I stayed. I think I want to share that hope with others too. So yeah, I think I’m going to give it a try and see where it goes. If it turns out like a piece of crap, well, at least I gave it a shot.

Anyone else a Walking Dead fan? Or have you tried a project only to have it fail? Or better yet, have it turn out better than expected?

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Depending on my work schedule, I may be posting on Sundays for the next few weeks.

 

33 comments:

  1. I think the second book sounds like a great idea. It completes the journey. Well, it's never complete, but it's the next long step.
    I've been on vacation so I haven't been online much this past week either.

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    1. I hope your vacation was a great one. Goodness knows you deserved one, Alex. You are all over Blogger! I think it's the next logical step in the journey. How long it takes for me to write it is another story. hehe

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  2. I agree with Alex. Helping yourself is ongoing; why not your story?

    PS You are one of several who get a mention on Monday's post, FYI...

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    1. It makes sense to me that at least I try to write it and see where it goes. If it pans out, cool. If not, well at least I tried. Wow! I'm getting a mention in your post tomorrow? I can't wait to see it!! Thanks, Chris!!

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  3. I agree, a great idea for the second book Elsie ~ It will definitely help some people move on to the next level ~ Hope you are having a good weekend ~

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    1. My weekend has been fantastic. It's been a beautiful day outside. Sunny and bright, just lovely! I think it's a great idea too. Now to plant my butt in the chair - that's the hard part :)

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  4. Haven't watched the latest walking dead yet, try to save a few episodes up because it always goes 2 or 3 episode fast and then a bunch of slow crap for a bit, slow crap isn't so bad if watched back to back and not having to wait.

    Go for it indeed. Have to keep on writing and it will hopefully keep on a helping others too. Let it get done when it gets done. You can't be any slower than the Game of Thrones guy lol

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    1. Hopefully, I didn't ruin it for you, but if you haven't seen a spoiler by now, then that didn't reveal anything for you, I'm sure. I'm hoping they don't have any slow ones back to back. I don't mind one here or there because I find them interesting to the storyline.

      True, the GOT guy is far behind!

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  5. Hi Elise - if you're mentally preparing for it already - sounds like it will happen: good luck with getting the first book out there ... but writing the new one, while you market the first one - makes sense.

    Good luck - I started liking Walking the Dead - then it became a bit much ... so left it ... enjoy it tonight though - cheers Hilary

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    1. I've been mentally preparing for a couple of weeks so I'm guessing the actual work won't happen for some time yet. This is the fun part. Next comes the difficult part - laying it all out. But all in all, it's fun. TWD isn't for everyone, that's for sure.

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    1. Thanks, Fran. I think I'm going to need it.

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  7. That's an awesome idea for your second book! Do it! As for Walking Dead, I really don't get the whole zombie craze and it's just a bit too gory for me. I've never seen any episodes, just bits here and there.

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    1. I'm still pondering it, but the more I think on it, the more I like it so I'll give it go and see how it turns out. I wasn't really into the zombie craze but when I started watching TWD, the plot was just so good, I couldn't stop watching.

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  8. A companion book is smart. The books will help sell each other. Not to mention just plain help people.

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    1. A companion book. <--- I never thought of it like that. I like that concept and I guess you're right. They would go hand in hand not only to help people on the same path but also to sell each other. Makes perfect sense.

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  9. A second self-help book... That makes perfect sense, Elsie. I bet there will be a third one too. You can do it. You're no quitter.

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    1. Hey, I just said that - it makes perfect sense! A third, hmm, I don't know about all that, Blue!!

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  10. I started watching TWD laying down. Let's just say I shot up so many times that I felt the work out in my gut. Hahahaha and yesss you deff should try for the 2nd book. :)

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    1. That's one way to get a core workout! And after last week's episode, I can't wait for tonight. I may have to change my blog to TWD! Whew!!

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  11. I know a lot of people who said they've tried watchinf Waklking Dead Season1 and couldn't get through it.

    I almost want to tell them to skip to Season 3, even though the first two seasons are important.

    Somehow, it just seems to get better and better!

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    1. I totally get that. I loved all the seasons and some of the episodes I could've done without, but even those I feel like they played into the storyline as a whole. I loved getting the know all the characters and some of the episodes could even stand alone.

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  12. I haven't watched "The Walking Dead." I'd probably like it, but I haven't. I sometimes feel like I'm missing out. Plus, I miss all the WD questions on Trivia Crack.

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    1. It really is a good show. Definitely worth giving a try. I used to play Trivia Crack but kept losing and kept rage quitting.

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  13. I was late to TWD party. Everyone I knew talked about how great it was. So, two years ago on Black Friday I bought the first two seasons on DVD. OMGoodness. I couldn't watch it fast enough. But, I'm so cheap I had to wait until this past Black Friday to buy the next three seasons (3, 4, 5). Again... it just rocked. I confess that the train scenes gave me nightmares for a long time. I'm not sure I'll ever look at a train depot in the same way ever again. And the after... Well, that was a painful season I'm not sure I can watch again. So much loss that season. Lucky for me I was able to watch all of this season On Demand and am completely caught up.

    The last two episodes were kick ass. I know that Rick Grimes is the star and that Daryl wasn't even a character in the graphic novel, but Daryl is my favorite character and the person I'd want on my six in a crisis. Of course, he and Rick drowned the kitty last Sunday night while playing Keystone Cops with Jesus. Sigh. And the ending this last Sunday... methinks it will be a wild ride to the finish of the season.

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    1. I love watching Talking Dead after TWD because it gives the characters, directors, writers, and fans a chance to talk about the show afterwards. They talked about the whole mishap with Jesus and the truck and mentioned it should've had Benny Hill music playing in the background it was such a mess. I agree, this season is going to be fantastic. It's going to fly by but at least we have Fear of TWD after it's over to enjoy too.

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  14. I say go for the second project. Even if you don't get it out there in a timely manner, I have to imagine writing it is cathartic and really allows you to see how far you've come. Who knows how many people it will help?

    The Walking Dead. It kills me. We shouldn't watch it at night. It's so freaking intense!

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    1. Writing about my journey with Devin is very cathartic and reminds me how far the two of I have traveled along our paths in recovery. And you're right, the goal is to help others, even if it takes a couple of years to do it.

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  15. Nothing wrong in giving a try on the second one, but I feel when you complete the volume one your confidence will certainly raise and it will lead you automatically writing the second book! Just relax and go ahead with the flow… Best wishes, as always :)

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    1. Thank you, Jeevan. I think you're right. When the first one is published, the second one will flow through me much easier...as long as I'm getting good feedback on the first :)

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  16. I'm still not over that shot of Carl on The Walking Dead. I literally almost screamed out loud even though I was alone in the house. No doubt that would have scared the heck out of my dog and cat LOL. Anyway I've loved both of the episodes since the return and can't wait for more. I'm so intrigued by the Jesus character!

    About your book - I say go for it!! I think it's great you are giving it a try. There's nothing to lose by giving it a shot and everything to gain.

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    1. I was mortified by that scene with Carl. I literally gasped out loud and covered my mouth in shock. Just stunned. I can't wait to get to know the character Jesus better too. I'm not sure if he can be trusted or not yet either. At first I thought he might be Neegan in disguise but know I'm not so sure. I think he is who he says he is.

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  17. I am not into zombie shows at all. as for your second book, I think that is a great idea! it will be like a continuing journey and give hope to many people like yourself because you chose to keep the marriage. that is a huge feat.

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