It’s been a long time since I posted anything here…like, a really long time. About 8 months to be more precise, and although I’ve been active on the Facebook page, I’ve dropped the ball when it comes to writing on this blog. I’m not happy about it, but I have been working hard behind the scenes. So, to get you caught up on what I’ve been up to, here’s a little housekeeping, starting with the main reason why I’ve been slacking on this end…
I decided to finally write the book!
For me, it came down to a simple choice: Do I want to wait for an agent/publishing house to see the value in this idea (which isn’t guaranteed) or do I want to write the book that so many of you have already proven has value? I chose to just start writing. It meant squeezing time in around my busy work schedule; it meant staying up late and writing early in the morning, but it was worth it.
The bad news is writing the book came at the expense of writing on the blog, but the good news is the book is finished! It will be available for purchase beginning May 1st, as both a paperback and an e-book. I’m really happy with how it turned out and I think you’re all going to enjoy it.
I’ve also got some appearances scheduled in the coming weeks, so those of you located near the events can come by and get a signed copy. There’s a good chance Joey will be there as well, which means you’ll get a chance to meet the inspiration behind the book. He’s been practicing writing his name but I’ve got to warn you, if you are hoping to get his autograph on your copy, it would be in your best interest to bring some candy with you.
I added a link to upcoming appearances at the top of the site, and I hope to continue scheduling them in the weeks and months ahead. If you aren’t in the general area of any of the scheduled events, but wish you were, leave a comment on this post, or shoot me an email and I’ll see if we can arrange something in your area.
Another thing I’ve been working on is a renovation of the Lessons and Love website. You may notice that things look a little bit different around here. While the appearance has changed a bit, most of the major changes have been on the back-end. It continues to be a work in progress, but I think it will help me bring you more content more often.
The book is still a few days away from release, but even when it is available, I know many people prefer to try a little bit of a product before they buy it. I am the same way. To give you a little taste of what’s inside, I’ve put together a mini-book of 12 hand-picked chapters taken straight from the book. They are free and will be sent directly to your email inbox when you subscribe to our newsletter. You can sign up on the newsletter page or in the quick form at the top of the website sidebar.
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Without your encouraging feedback throughout the whole process of creating the list of lessons, growing a Facebook page and launching this website, the book would likely never have been written. For all of you who have been following all along, THANK YOU. For those of you joining us now, welcome. It has been a blast sharing my perspective on being a dad and I hope to continue doing so for a long, long time.