Sunday, March 29, 2015

Book Update

      Since December, I have been actively writing a new addiction book entitled, "Anybody Can Take Steps", which breaks down the 12 Step process for anybody, addict or not. There is no reason why these universal tools and insights should be limited to the maladies of alcoholism and addiction.

     The book also tries to describe many of the challenges we face today regarding our feelings, thoughts, behaviors, habits, relationships and social dynamics. More importantly, I try to repeatedly connect all of that stuff to the importance of attending to our spiritual health, as many of our problems can be explained by some void or emptiness, by some disconnect or lack of purpose.

     At any rate, I'm almost done with the rough draft and then I will edit it and publish it.

     I'm also writing a book entitled, "Privileged Addict Quotes", which will be a collection of the best quotes, ideas and concepts from the last several years of writing and blogging about addiction and recovery. Who has the time to read the entire blog or the books? Besides, some of it is repetitive and can be left where it is. So this book will simply give you everything you need in one fell swoop.

     Remember, of course, that written work is just that, words on a page, and can never be equated with action. Reading can be wonderful, refreshing and educational, but we must work hard if we are to effect real and lasting change in our lives.

     In the meantime, I will continue blogging as much as I can. Promise.

     At some point, however, I want to get back to some other more creative writing I do. Writing about addiction and recovery has been one of the great loves of my life, but it is very targeted and limited stylistically. I'll probably always continue writing about addiction throughout my life, but I do have to make some time to work on other projects.

     God bless all of you.

     And thank you so much for continuing to read this nonsense ;-) 

2 comments:

  1. I look forward to your book Charlie. I work the steps through Families Anonymous but will love to read your insights! That last line sounds like me talking! lol

    xo
    janet

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    1. Janet! Always love to engage in some occasional self-deprecation ;-) So generous of you to continue writing me and commenting. I'm grateful. Wish you endless joy, peace, health... xo

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