Hey Kim! I understand! When I was new I could of wrote a good book on sponsorship, too! Then, I started drinking again... and it goofed up by book deal.
Actually, I was working on the sponsor book before I started drinking again.
My plans at the time were to come up a program like: Alternative to A.A. ! In my program... you could still drink... as long as you put $5 in the basket... and I'd show you how to drink, control and enjoy it! (I'd leave the buck a basket people in AA)...
Yep. I was headed down to Mexico to get a nice tan and come back and get my six month chip... and then anounce my new AAA program and see if I could recruit some new members to leave AA and join me!
Trouble was... I had to make it to six months, I thought, or people might not think my program would work for them and it would be a harder sell!
And, I screwed that deal up, too... because I started drinking again on my way to Mexico, to get my tan -- so I could look got and hot for my chip... and do some recruiting!
Then, when I couldn't get sober again... I'd get drunk and pass out Big Books to other drunks that looked as drunk as me... hoping, I could figure out what Bill Wilson did... to get sober! I sure went through a lot of cases of big books! And, I'd suggest to the drunks that took a book from me the following:
"Hey man, if you want to get sober, read this book, go to AA and get a sponsor... do the stuff in the book, and don't ever drink again, or you'll end up like me!"
And, that's the REAL truth!
(I told you... my story was pretty boring! I'd get drunk and drive around looking for drunks and passing out Big Books.)