Not Sorry -- A new, free project in the works

Sunday, February 5 2017 / 11:10 pm

Sorry. I say the word dozens of times a day, maybe more.

Sorry…when someone else bumps into me.

Sorry…when I have to ask my husband a question and I interrupt him for 5 seconds.

Sorry…When I have to call the cable guy back because he is far past his time window he was supposed to come fix our cable.

Sorry…laundry didn’t get finished when I have been working my ass off all day and we all still have a closet full of clothes to choose from for tomorrow.

Sorry…I need five more minutes to finish writing.

Sorry…I didn’t hear you.

I say sorry when I should, but most of the time I say sorry for the most ridiculous things. Things I have no reason to be sorry for as if I’m saying “Is it okay with you if I live my life a certain way?” Is it okay with you if I breathe, walk, talk, exist?

I’m tired of saying sorry when I shouldn’t. It’s an automatic response that makes me feel weak and less valuable.

So instead of saying sorry for saying sorry too much (Yes, I’ve done that!). It inspired me to write a book to remind me and anyone else out there that says sorry too often that it’s time we stop saying it when we don’t mean it. Stop apologizing for just being yourself.

Be strong.

Be fierce.

Be a woman that doesn’t apologize for being a woman.

I don’t have time currently in my writing schedule to squeeze this one in between other projects I already have planned. So I thought this would be a unique opportunity to do things a little differently for this book.

Not Sorry is a story I will write over the course of this year in between other projects with your help. Everyone will have a chance to be my beta reader for this one! I will be posting chapters periodically on a private blog that you will be able to read and give me feedback on to make the story better. You will be able to share you thoughts about what you like and don’t like about the story to make it the best book it can be.

I would also love to hear anyone’s personal experiences with saying sorry when you aren’t actually sorry, if you are okay with me incorporating them into the book in some way. I would love to hear your own experiences :) You can leave comments or share your personal stories below.

Not Sorry Cover

Not Sorry (A steamy contemporary romantic comedy)


To Sean Burrows,

I am writing to inform you that I would like to apply for the trainee real estate agent position. I know I have limited qualifications as an assistant but I am loyal and have been an assistant with this company for almost ten years.

I apologize for the initial meeting where I was late picking you up from the airport, spilled coffee on your lap, and accidentally touched you there. I know I did not make a great first impression, but I need this raise - no one in their thirties should still be an assistant.

I’m sorry for taking up so much of your valuable time.

Thank you for your consideration,

Olive Porter

P.S. I’m sorry for kissing you on the lips. I really was trying to kiss you on the cheek. I was told that’s how the Europeans like you do it.

I’ll be posting the first couple of chapters of this book later this month. So if you want to read them make sure you are signed up to my mailing list!