Edward Hancock II
The Imperfect Blog
The PERFECT Blog for the IMperfect person
|Posted by EHancock2 on September 27, 2019 at 2:45 PM||comments (2261)|
It has been a month since Buddy crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Life for the cats was not really rocked. They seemed to have moved on without a care, though I know they both adored Buddy. They loved to cuddle up to him and Oscar in particular showed genuine concern when Buddy grew sicker near the end. Alas, their life has rocked on.
Lucky seems to come and go. He rocked on for a while. The Pyrenees in him had to continue to look after the remaining members of his herd. But he has snif...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on August 23, 2019 at 8:20 PM||comments (527)|
Today is the first day of life without you. Today, I woke up and you were not there with me. Today, Lucky strolled around the house and from one end of the porch to the other sniffing the spots where you lay just yesterday, awaiting your final goodbye.Today, I didn't have to give you give you a bunch of pills or feel sorry for you as you lumbered outside just to go for that first morning pee. Today, you're free of pain, walking like you did when the wor...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on July 8, 2019 at 5:50 PM||comments (139)|
For all the people who don't seem to get it why people are up in arms over the Ariel race debate, it's complicated, but I'll simplify it for you, in 2 ways. First as a fan.... a few years ago, a bunch of racist non-whites got together and protested the Oscars being "so white". Rather than improve their talent, minorities wanted Oscars to be the movie equivalent of participation trophies. Nevermind the fact the Alma awards are "so brown" and BET awards are "so black." Whites have to now shrink...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on June 11, 2019 at 1:25 PM||comments (72)|
I waited on this blog for many reasons. One, because there's just not much I can say publicly about what's going on behind the scenes. But, second, I wanted to get well into my touring season before I offered a true update. Well, I'm into my touring year, so I think now's as good a time as any to update.
At the end of May, we had Kilgore Geekend. It was originally scheduled for a couple weeks earlier, but weather did not permit the event, so rescheduling put the event the we...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on April 20, 2019 at 5:25 PM||comments (342)|
Well, I swear I've posted multiple blogs since the NOVEMBER, 2018 blog that shows up on my page. I'm not sure where they went, but they're gone now, so it is what it is.
I wanted to take this time to update some folks on all things Edward. Kilgore Geekend is approaching in May. I'll be in attendance. In June, I'll be at the Longview Comic Con and the ArlingCon. There's more after that. The year is a good level of busy. Not packed, but busy.
Facebook has re-doubled their efforts ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on November 14, 2018 at 2:30 PM||comments (300)|
So, my last two blogs mysteriously disappeared. Don't know that there was necessarily anything groundbreaking in them, but it is weird that they would just up and disappear like that. Oh well.
Anyway, a lot has happened since I last wrote. A month ago, Twitter decided (in the infinite stupidity) to ban me. Not just ban me for a day, or a week or even a month. Apparently, twitter has decided to ban me PERMANENTLY. I tried creating a new account...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on July 2, 2018 at 12:10 AM||comments (39)|
Fair Warning! This entire concept just came to me in a flash of what I hope to be brilliance, but I haven't planned anything out. As with most of my blogs, I keep the ideas fresh, raw and unfiltered. I hope the message is as helpful to you as the idea is logical to me.
People often ask me how do I choose what events to do and which to avoid. The answer is mostly trial and error, but it's also a matter of knowing myself, my books and my audience.
Now, if you've known ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on June 14, 2018 at 4:30 PM||comments (38)|
So, for this post, we have comic con updates and site updates. There's really more than 2 updates all together, but the focus is in those two areas, hence the admittedly misleading title. LOL!
Site updates: I've gone through my links and deleted (I think) all of the dead links on the page. I'm also in the process of adding a few things to the page that will help me in a goal of being more cyber-friendly to my readers and fans. I want to add a store to my page for one. That'll be coming...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on April 11, 2018 at 12:00 AM||comments (194)|
Life has been very busy the last couple of months. Fact is, if you're a writer that's not busy doing something, you're probably doing it wrong. You can be busy writing, busy promoting, busy researching, busy reading, or just busy living life, so as to refill the well of experience from which to draw. But you better be busy.
For the last several weeks, I've been writing. I've also been prepping for what was to be the biggest stage I've ever attempted. The biggest mountain I've ever clim...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on February 11, 2018 at 7:25 PM||comments (44)|
There can be no victory without sacrifice and a lot a lot a lot a LOTTTTTT of effort. This past weekend, the efforts I've been making for the last several years really began to pay off.
Thanks to my sister and her husband -- owners of Davill Kitchens -- I was able to get booth space at the Home Show event at the Maude Cobb Activity Center in Longview, Texas. Honestly, I didn't expect much. A home show? Who goes to a home show to buy books? Well, nobody. Let's be honest. Nobody goes to ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on December 29, 2017 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
With only 2 days left in the year, I find myself looking back over my accomplishments, failures, dreams, hopes and tragedies and triumphs. I also want to look forward to the coming year. I've made a great list of comic cons and events, many of which I hope to attend in 2018. My books have enjoyed marked success and the next books will be released in reasonably quick succession. That is, assuming I get them done like I hope to! LOL!
The next book is almost done....Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on December 13, 2017 at 1:35 PM||comments (5)|
So, this past weekend, I wrapped up my touring year at ShreveCon in Shreveport, LA. It was a small con, compared to Dallas or San Diego CC, but it has grown a lot over the last couple of years. This year, they expanded from one day to two. That expansion allowed for a lot of people to come out and see the event that couldn't have otherwise made it out on Saturday. While I don't have any numbers to reference, I personally believe the crowd looked bigger on Sunday than on Saturday. But, it is d...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on November 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
Well, you know the year is winding down when the East Texas Rose City Comic Con is in the rearview mirror. I'm both elated by the experience and really sad to have it end for the year. The ETRCCC is truly a family. There are people who are from every walk of life in that group. There are gay, straight, able and disabled, black, white, brown, yellow and red, male and female, married, single, dating, divorced and "complicated". There are Christians like me as well as agnostics, atheists and eve...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on October 19, 2017 at 2:50 PM||comments (367)|
Yeah, I know, I'm usually better about my titles, aren't I?
Well, actually, that one is pretty creative too, given the subject matter. I finally got around to updating the website with the NEW covers and information for Mourning Reign and Heart Beatings. All of my books are home again. That is to say, I own the rights to all of them and am fully a self-published author now. After the less than ideal experience in traditional publishing, I am so glad to now say I can control the works. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on September 25, 2017 at 8:15 PM||comments (94)|
More people need to watch the shows I grew up on. Or the shows my parents grew up on....The shows I shared with my grandpa in the years prior to his death..... We need to get back to watching Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons, Welcome Back Kotter, Dukes of Hazzard, Good Times, The Jeffersons, Archie Bunker/All in the Family, Eight Is Enough, Diff'rent Strokes, A-Team, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Cheers, Magnum P.I., Knight Rider, Three's Company, Perfect Strangers, Punky Brewster,...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on September 14, 2017 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
Well, I wouldn't call this "More Disciplined" but at least I didn't wait 47 months before my next blog, right?
Anyway, I decided to write this afternoon about a topic that has really been bothering me for years. In a nutshell, it's Amazon's practice of deleting VALID reviews while leaving reviews that contain personal attacks and NOTHING about the product being sold via Amazon's platform.
For years, I've been an outspoken conservative. I do NOT apologize for that. I never have. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on September 5, 2017 at 5:40 PM||comments (16)|
Well, we've reached September. In 6 days, we will mark another year since the tragic events of 2001 that saw our country put aside political divides and sing "God Bless America" on the steps of our government's capitol.
Why does it always take a tragedy for Americans to cast aside partisan bickering and just be Americans for once? As seen in the recent Hurricane Harvey, tragic events often bring us out of our political foxholes under a flag of truce in order to rebuild what God, Nature...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on July 22, 2017 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
Daniel J. Nations was my 2nd cousin 6 times removed. He was born around 1835 and died in 1863. He died as a prisoner of war, following an attempt to capture a fort in Louisiana during the Civil War. One report has him dying unmarried and childless. (Though another suggests he may have been married and possibly had children.)
Got me to thinking. Many young men have gone off to war in this country. Think about the thousands of 18 and 19 year olds that stormed the beach...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on July 1, 2017 at 8:35 PM||comments (0)|
I didn't do a single update in June. Wow! Well, it wasn't from laziness, I can tell you that. Neither was it for lack of trying. There have been a lot of projects going on recently. While that's good, the bad side is it's taken me away from blogging to let people know what's going on.
First, I've decided on my schedule for the rest of the year. I'll update more as it gets closer, but my next event will be scheduled in September. For now, I'll just stick with that.
When not writi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on May 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
Recently, I have had several people (mostly strangers) tell me that prayer doesn't work. That it's garbage. That it's just talking to yourself, etc. That prayer is pointless. This is not new. I've heard this my whole life. Over the years, I've responded in many different ways. Most recently, I've noticed a new answer departing my lips, when someone tells me prayer doesn't work or is ineffective. The last several times this has happened, I've said, "No, prayer is ineffective for YOU. Prayer do...Read Full Post »