I became an outlaw - An IWSG Post

What’s up party people? I’ve been gone for a couple of weeks and so much has happened. It’s been great. But this is an Insecure Writer’s Support Group post so I’ll stick to that for today. 

I’ll start with the rule breaking I did last week. I'm a total rebel, you guys! I re-republished my book. Two years ago, I released Steps Along My Shore. It’s a self-help book for those who love someone struggling with pornography addiction and other unwanted sexual behaviors. I talk about how to heal from Relational Trauma, establish boundaries, learn the importance of self-care and all sorts of other cool stuff.


I’m more comfortable with my writing skills and love my writer's voice. I wanted to show that off to the world. What better way to do that then to do a revamp on my first book? So, while my dear friend was critiquing my second self-help book (another great way to highlight my awesomeness), I became an outlaw. I overhauled my first book. I took stuff out. I added exercises. I even updated the cover. You might recognize it. Best of all, I added my personality aka my snarkiness. Publishing faux pas? Maybe. I guess that either makes me a rebel or an idiot. I only know that I feel like it’s a much better book than it was two years ago.

Which brings me to my current WIP. I was kinda hoping I’d have it done by the end of the year. That was my true goal. In the back of my mind, I was thinking it would be cool if I could publish it by the end of October. I think that’s going to happen. I’m in the editing process which I absolutely hate. I have to force myself not to get distracted. Aw, look at that adorable picture of my grandbaby! Oh, look, a butterfly! What, a Facebook alert on the Doberman page?! Oh, right, editing. Ugh!

Tell me what I’ve missed the last few weeks! Big thank you to those that checked in on me. You're the best! Are you excited it’s pumpkin spice season because I’m not? Why is pumpkin stuff out already when it's still hot and muggy? How are doing in your writing world? Are you as easily distracted as I – bunny!!



This is a post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Its purpose is to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! A big thank you to Alex Cavanaugh for making all of this possible. You rock!

Please be sure and stop by and visit our co-hosts for this month Toi Thomas, T. Powell Coltrin, M.J. Fifield, and Tara Tyler.