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I just got the go-ahead from my agent this weekend for an NOTB follow-up!
The book is tentatively titled, “No One’s the Bitch SUCCESS: What Worked and How to Do More of It – Even If She Doesn’t Change.”
I’ve learned a lot over the years since writing the first book with Carol three years ago — and joining forces with Jenna at the end of last year — that really just beg for an update.
How to create healthier boundaries. When you really shouldn’t keep trying. How to stop overdoing for others and start taking better care of yourself. How to have even more fun while owning your own crap….
The first book was our vision for divorce-connected families.
The second book will be the real-world guide to implementing some of those ideas.
It will be chockfull of best practices and bright spots – the actual, hands-on stuff that’s worked for people in creating peace and harmony in their families — even if the other woman is a brick wall — or potentially hell on wheels.
So this will mean several things for Jenna and I over the next 8 weeks:
- we’re going to be haulin’ ass to get a book proposal finished by Sept. 15th (the one for the first book was over 90 pages!)
- our involvement on our Facebook page, here and in the forum is going to be toned down a bit…
- our plans for adding content (and the price) to the Member’s Community are indefinitely on hold – it stays free
- we’ll need YOUR HELP!!!!
Yes — you.
The way it works in non-fiction is: you write the proposal, your agent pitches it to publishers — if they like it, they offer you a contract and an advance — and THEN you write the book!
In order for us to create the most awesome and amazing proposal we can, we’re going to be periodically asking y’all questions to help us write certain sections. (Especially when we get stuck with writer’s block!)
We want to hear about problems and sticking points in YOUR words — we want to know your experiences, your stories.
So anytime we ask a question, we’re hoping to be bombarded with your feedback. We’ll take your words and weave them into our proposal (anonymously and with any identifying details removed, of course) and help this material come to life, so that publishers can really see how many divorced moms and stepmoms are clamoring for more support, in their own voices.
This, more than anything is what will make our proposal shine.
We’ll also need your help tending to questions and problems people have on Facebook and in the forum, since so many women count on getting support here (and you all have so graciously given it!).
And if you have requests for what you’d like to see covered, we’d love to hear about that too!
This will be YOUR book, people.
Of course, the more buzz there is on everything NOTB-related, the more likely it is that a publisher will bite, so any help you can give us along those lines too would be greatly appreciated.
This 2nd book solidifies the partnership between Jenna and I (writing a book is like running a marathon, without the cool outfits), but it will also deepen the relationship we have with all of you.
We’ll need you!
So here we go…
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