Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The full story is coming...

So today I finished my book. I finished with a flourish, got teary typing out the last line, then danced wildly in my kitchen to Born This Way by Lady Gaga.

The sun was shining, the music was loud, and I was kicking up my feet, safe in the knowledge that no-one could see me. I felt soooooo very happy.

My book will be the final step in my integration process. For quite a while now I have had a double life.. the 'real' me (suburban housewife mother of three) and the 'online' me (Mrs D sober blogger).

I have gone halfway to integrating the two me's by telling more and more people in my 'real' life about my blog (scary as all hell but necessary).. but only when the book comes out will I be fully integrated as one. All you lovely blog readers will get the full story behind this blog. Who I am, what was going outside of all my posts (soooo much), and how and why blogging was so amazingly helpful to my getting and staying sober.

Like how on the day when I received my first ever comment from a reader it was like someone reached into my living room and gave me a great big hug. Suddenly I wasn't alone. It was awesome, and that day I really needed a hug from a fellow sober person.

Sober blogging is the newest form of recovery, where people like me can reach out through the internet and find amazing support. Really, the book is about you - my warm, kind, supportive, amazing worldwide community of brave sober warriors. We know how amazing this blogosphere is... I want other people to know too.

The book won't be out until next year some time, there's lots of editing and fiddling and formatting and stuff that goes on now apparently...

Until then I'll keep posting and sharing and being a part of this wonderful online world.

Oh, and one last thing.... I FUCKING LOVE BEING SOBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love, Mrs D xxx


  1. What??? I had no idea that you were writing a book! Fantastic! Living the dream there, Mrs. D. How the bloody hell did you find time between that and your school work? You're amazing. I stand before greatness. I am lucky to have a load of laundry done and you've written a book. Man, that is amazing :)

    Needless to say, I can't wait to get my hands on it.

    Congrats on your manuscript!

    Love and light,

  2. Wonderful news! And I agree about blogging, not just in terms of sobriety but for all kinds of life issues. I have have made so many good friends in the six and a half years I have been blogging. So many hugs in the cyber living room!

  3. Mrs D...for the last month I have been reading your bloggs, I am blown away by your courage and determination to stay sober.
    I have been struggling for the last 5 years on and off and I think that your blog and its honesty and advice, especially advice on the books is so so helpfull.
    Cant wait to read YOUR book.
    Emma b

  4. Well done you - I for one can't wait to read it.

  5. Hi Mrs D, many many congratulations on the completion of your book! I am so impressed and inspired by you and your blog. I have been sober now for 2 months and 7 days and I can honesty say that you are one of pillars in my sobriety temple - if ever I need a reminder of how brilliant it is to be sober I dip in and read your blog. Thank you thank you for being there and for writing the words that I need, and feel and I can't wait to buy your book!
    Love, Mrs T

  6. i'm so looking forward to it! Now, who do you want to play you in the movie?

  7. Big congrats to you! I SO can't wait to read it. And, I so fucking love being sober, too;-)

  8. Huge congrats on finishing the book, Mrs D!!!!!!!! I can't wait to read it!!!! (There, I threw in some extra exclamation points for you, because I know you love them!!!)

  9. Woot!!!! So proud to know a real live AUTHOR!!! I'm sending you my address cause I want one of the first copies!!! IM SO FUCKING EXCITED FIR YOU I CAN HARDLY STAND IT!!!

    Okay...I'm done now. I'm not. I WANT TO COME TO SEE YOU AND GIVE YOU A GREAT BIG HUG!!!

    Congrats my friend. I'm so happy we met out here.


  10. Dude. That is like, so cool. :)

    I could picture you grinning shaking your fanny so proud of yourself!

    I'm looking forward to reading. How fucking AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. How exciting!!! Can't wait to read it!

  12. Oh I cannot wait to have a copy of that - its going to be brilliant!!
    Carrie x

  13. Congratulations on finishing the book. Can't wait to read it.

  14. Well done Mrs D - I am so looking forward to it - you are such a brilliant writer!

  15. Congratulations! I am so looking froward to the full merging! :o)

  16. WOW congratulations on finishing your book, excellent work!!

    I hope you enjoy a spledid weekend! HUGS

  17. awesome mrs d. will be most interested in reading the book. love the way you write. you have become my sober whisperer. your words about challenging the wine voice stay with me through the day. day 1 for me today.

  18. I like the information that you submit into this blog

  19. I'm so proud of you, (and I little jealous). How do you find the time? You're amazing, I hope you'll have some advance copies for a few loyal fans. I think you're right the internet is a new pathway to sobriety and while some people would say that's it's not the best way, I disagree. And what matter is that people find the help they are seeking in an avenue that is comfortable for them. You continue to amaze.

  20. Very cool! Congratulations and congrats on having your life becoming one! That was very important to me and quite freeing!

    Can't wait to read the book :)

  21. Wow Mrs. D! It's been a while since I have stopped by and I am so happy I did! So happy for you. What a fantastic accomplishment and so exciting! I want a signed copy! xoxox