Why I Launched This Advice Column
Learn about the rejection that helped shape Beyond Liquid Courage
Hey, y’all! Welcome to this regular bonus edition of Beyond Liquid Courage. In addition to my free weekly column, where I answer subscriber questions about alcohol-free dating, intimacy, and relationships, these paid issues dive deeper into my life as a writer and provide resources to support you on your dry humping journey (wink wink).
Future paid issues will include interviews with well-known recovery and sobriety experts, exclusive preview content before my book publishes this fall, and further explorations of living a life beyond liquid courage.
Today’s Bonus Content:
Column Origin Story: Why I launched Beyond Liquid Courage despite dozens of rejections and how I picked the title
More on Rejection: Why this particular rejection stung and how I overcame it
Obsession List: What I’m reading/binging/listening to
Dry Humping in the News: Links to recent articles about all things sobriety, sober curiosity, dating, sex, and relationships.
Why I Started This Advice Column
I spent years (seriously… years!) pitching editors my idea for a sober dating and relationships advice column, only to get rejected repeatedly. Even with several years of professional writing experience with many media contacts. Even though Dry January gets more popular every year. Even though I quite literally wrote a book about this very subject.
Rejection is nothing new at this point in my writing career—and it’s an expected part of the process. I’ve had plenty of editors pass on freelance pitches. Many agents passed on my book proposal, and even more publishers passed on my book! Nevertheless, I persisted.
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