Edward Hancock II
The Imperfect Blog
|Posted by EHancock2 on May 14, 2015 at 2:45 PM|
I'm horrible about blogging. I know I am. That's one of the reasons I started posting my Sunday Sermons from Facebook. Well, that and I enjoy reading them back again and don't really want to scroll through my Facebook feed! LOL!
But, anyway, as I was saying, I know I'm horrible about blogging regularly. Still, I know how important it is to give my most loyal readers something of substance to read while you're waiting on me to release the next book. (Which, by the way, is proceeding much more slowly than I would like!)
The fact is, though, that there's another reason why I need to blog. Like the old saying goes, "out of sight, out of mind." Put in literary terms, "publish or perish." As much as I hate it, it's the truth.
What's really sad is that readers want quality work, but they want it quickly as well. You finish reading a book in a day, not understanding that book likely took us weeks or months to create, edit and publish.
I love my readers. I really do. For the most part, you've all been pretty understanding. Those that haven't been probably won't be sticking around to read my next book anyway, so whatever. I say this simply to say please be patient. I'm trying. Really I am. I tour, I write, I do interviews, I write, I edit, I write, I solicit news media, I write. I blog, I write.... seeing a pattern here?
I also have responsibilities outside of writing. I have 2 dogs and 2 cats. They get sick. They need food. They need outside time. They need attention. I don't generally hang around the house naked, so there is a steady stream of dirty clothes needing to be washed, which includes the towels I used to dry my body after bath and the sheets on which I sleep at night.
Folks, I'm a single guy who happens to be dealing with the ravages of Spina Bifida and my steadily advancing age.
I love my fans. I love my job. I love my life.
But, folks, I get tired. I beg your indulgence. I beg you, dear ones, allow me my human frailties and shortcomings.
Until Next time, this blog is brought to you by the letters W, E and H and by the number 2.