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Grace Wroldson's book So You Love an...Alcoholic?
Author Grace Wroldson’s first book, So You Love an…Alcoholic?, began as a series of journal entries—notes and musings that served as a catharsis in her healing process of breaking away from a toxic relationship. When a near-catastrophic life event forced her to take some time away from life’s daily routines, Grace realized that she had a legacy that she wanted to share with others; insights to impart that could be a source of support and growth for individuals who could identify with her story.
Read what Grace has to say about her experience:
Once I finished writing, I started seeking out the input of some author friends who could give me tips on developing a routine and help me bring my ideas to fruition. Then I started researching publishing options and landed on a package with Balboa Press, who recommended that I join the ALC.
After I joined, I quickly realized there was another step. I was going to have to promote the book, because if no one knows about it, did I follow through in my responsibility to get this out to the world? I watched a lot of videos on the ALC and made myself keep going.
I also harnessed technology, teaching myself how to use different platforms to edit and market. I had to plug into and embrace the help of others. I had to create my own team of help. You can’t do it all by yourself.
Since finishing the editing portion of So You Love an…Alcoholic?, I realized that I had even more lessons and strategies to share. I’m currently at work on a follow-up book using insights from the resources at the ALC.
My advice to other authors is to check your motives for getting your story out into the world and stick with them. Keep them at your writing desk so you see them every time you sit down. Create a structure, whatever that means for you. And ASK FOR HELP.
If you have a book in you, and you’re on your deathbed, you have to stop with the ‘I can’t find the time’ and ‘but it’s not perfect’ and just write it. No more looking left, no more looking right–you just have to do it.
When Grace Wroldson first discovered that she was in love with an alcoholic, she sought treatment and help for him. As the years passed and the alcoholic continued to choose alcohol over her, she instead sought treatment for herself to overcome her own battles of love addiction and codependency.
Now, Grace shares a firsthand account of her journey to living a healthier life full of self-love, acceptance, and truth. So You Love an…Alcoholic? compiles the hard-learned lessons and realizations she faced during recovery. From lessons on boundaries, forgiveness, and self-love comes a triumphant tale of a woman who learned. Grace brings the message of hope for women in a similar situation by sharing her secret lessons. This is one woman’s recovery story of loving and leaving an alcoholic man successfully.
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