Before we get into the meat and potatoes of this Progress Report, allow me to wish all of you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. Whatever it is you do on that day, however you spend it and whoever you spend it with, why not take a minute sometime that day to pray or meditate. Be truly thankful for what you have. Even if it doesn’t seem like a lot...because trust me…you go out your house and walk down the block and talk to some of the people you meet on the street and I trust you’ll find somebody worse off than you. And yeah, I know you've heard that before. But just because it's a cliche doesn't mean that it's not true.
And if you’ve been following the news the past seven or eight months then you know that we are all living in some very strange and dangerous times. Things are going on in this country and overseas that we cannot afford to ignore or pretend they don’t affect us. You can’t pick or choose when you want to be a global citizen. You either are or you ain’t. You either are going to do or don’t. And that’s all I got to say about that.
I haven’t been updating BLOOD & INK or the “Dillon” blog in the last couple of months because there’s something new that I’m going to be trying on December 1st. It’s something I’ve never tried before and to be honest, I wouldn’t be trying it if the idea hadn’t been put in my head by a man who I’ve never met in person but in a lot of ways is closer to me than people I see every day. But I look upon it as a way to do something different to not only increase my readership I have now but to engage new readers as well. We’ll see.
And why haven’t I been updating “The Ferguson Theater” as well? After all, I’ve seen a lot of movies recently. Same reason. This upheaval is going to affect how I administrate “The Ferguson Theater” as well. You’ll see,
So I didn’t want to update those other two sites because I didn’t want to lead folks on and then when December 1st rolled around and things change up, you’d feel like I played you a dirty trick. Trust me, things are going to change and those of you reading this are going to be an integral part of that change.
“What is it?” you say with measured impatience. Well, you’ll have to wait until December 1st. Hopefully it’ll be a step up for not only me but for those of you who have been following my work for years and wish to keep following me. We’ll see. I can guarantee you this: it won’t be boring.
But I can tell you that I’m going to jump on the Black Friday bandwagon and a lot of my books are going to be 99 cents on that day and there even may be a free giveaway or two. Which books are going to be 99 cents and which are going to be given away for free? Digest the tryptophan on Thursday and come back here Friday to check out what’s what.
And as always, thank you all for your continued support in all my creative endeavors. I truly do appreciate it and don’t take it for granted.