It's been a strange week. But a great one.
The site went “live” with a few posts.
I got a few things off my chest.
And for that I'm very grateful.
It helps a lot knowing that you're listening.
And some of you even reached out through the commenting system, the “feedback” page or outside of the blog to say hello, ask questions or encourage me.
That was awesome, too.
So instead of my normal two posts per week while I'm writing the book, I decided to post an extra one this week to answer some of those questions. I'll continue to post twice per week as I finish up the book, but will post more mailbags on top of that if I get enough questions, comments or testimonials.
So go here and send them my way!
Does your wife know about this?
Yes. She knows both that I am writing about it here and in the book. (Oh, and my mother-in-law knows too. My wife told her. Nothing like your wife telling her mother how you're writing a book called Confessions of a Terrible Husband…. ha!)
What does she think?
She thinks I'm a little odd, but appreciates that I'm trying (her words – we all know here that I don't “try” well…). She cuts me a lot of slack and is used to me being a little quirky. My mother-in-law still loves me, too. I got a good one.
What possessed you to “go public” with this?
Mostly to stay accountable. This is pretty tough. I'm a pretty lazy guy. For some reason I have no problem going to the gym, but can't gather the energy to fold anything but towels when it comes to laundry….
Why not just keep it to yourself or have a friend keep you accountable?
Because I had a feeling that I wasn't the only one who says and does stupid little things. So I wanted to share my story with as many people as possible. I would love to know that something I wrote helped make one day better for one couple. That would be pretty awesome.
When is the book coming out?
In the fall. I'll keep the book page updated, but the book cover and site design will be done by mid-September. The book will have been written by then and then the plan will be to get the book into as many hands as possible. You can also subscribe to the mailing list to be among the first to know the updates. Need a stocking stuffer? Keep me in mind. I have some other fun things planned.
Is the book going to be just like the blog?
Sort of. The writing style will be similar. It's just how I write. You'll get the same personality. But you'll get more confessions and some more meat on the bones. It's still a work in progress. I'll be seeking feedback along the way from people who know as much about writing and publishing a book as I know about being a crappy husband…. Oh, and – by design – you will able to be read the book in the same time it takes to watch a professional baseball game. So if you can watch a baseball game, you can read the book…. no excuses. 🙂
OK. that's it for now. I don't like when posts creep over 600 words. I'm pretty sure it's because that's when I start to drift…
Don't forget to send feedback, questions and success stories here, so I can have more of these!