Friday, February 27, 2015

The Countdown To Sunday Begins

On Sunday, the new I Wrote This For You And Only You book will be made available, both as an eBook and in paperback. I'll be doing some live readings, some giveaways of signed copies, and numerous other crazy things to celebrate the launch of this, the third book. Follow along on facebook, twitter and tumblr to find out how you could win one of those things.

I Wrote This For You And Only You is a collection of the best entries, both photography and prose, from 2011 to 2015.

It looks like this and you can click here to preorder it, right now.

A note: The print edition available right now is a special limited edition that uses a special, more expensive printing process to create better and brighter pictures in the books. The differences are subtle and it costs more so if that's not your thing, wait a little while and the other edition will show up on Amazon shortly. The limited edition is only available during the launch of the book because we wanted to make sure readers have a choice. 

Just to clarify because some people seem to have been confused, this is technically the sequel to the first book, I Wrote This For You, which looks like this and contains all the best entries, prose and photography, from 2007 to 2011.

You can click here to buy it, although I know most of you already have, and I can never thank you enough for that. 

The confusion comes in with this book, I Wrote This For You: Just The Words. 

A few years ago, we were worried about how expensive the books were because they contained full colour photography and an entire book of full colour photography is always going to be expensive. 

So, we decided that for those who just wanted to buy the prose, and didn't mind not having the photography, we'd make a different book (you can buy it here). So this book has 400 (the original book has 200) entries, a lot of exclusive entries that don't appear on the blog or anywhere else and no photography, and it costs less. 

I'm sorry for the confusion but perhaps I'm better at writing prose than I am at naming books. 

Forgive the long post but I wanted to explain which book had what in it and make sure no one felt ripped off about what they were buying. 

Besides a few exclusive entries in each book, we release everything we do for free. This is for those who can afford to and want to hold a physical copy (or a complete collection on a kindle or iPad) of something that I have been assured so often, means a lot to them (and that means more to me that I can ever truly express with words). 

I look forward to talking more to you over the next 48 hours and longer. Please, share this with your friends, tell your neighbours and your family because you're the reason we do this and you're the reason we're here. 

Forever onwards,


Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Life And Death Of Most Of Us

Most of us will settle for fine.

Most of us will stream mp3s instead of asking a friend to play the guitar.

Most of us will run on a treadmill at the gym instead of going to the park.

Most of us will watch 10 second videos on a computer instead of going to a play.

Most of us will eat something we can throw in the microwave instead of learning to cook.

Most of us will aspire to being known, to being famous for just a little while.

Most of us will be willing to be embarrassed, to hurt ourselves, if it means being known.

Most of us will be more concerned with that, with being known, than being remembered by anyone special.

Most of us will decide that it's too soon or too late in life to go after what we really want.

Most of us will never actually sit down and think about what we really want.

Most of us will spend more time reading status updates than we spend reading books.

Most of us will take more pictures of ourselves than actually looking at the world around us.

Most of us will take the one unique and precious life we've been given and spend it being, just ok.

Most of us will make do.

And you will meet most of us and when you do, remember this.

Be the few.

Be the few.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Price Of Anything Is Only What It Costs

Of all the things you can buy with your heart, love can cost the most. Yet it is a bargain for what it brings.

So I hope you have a big heart. I hope your heart is rich.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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You can pre-order the eBook right now by clicking here and enter to win your own copy by cliking here.

The printed edition will be available on Amazon from 1 March.

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Years Slip Through Our Fingers

I wanted to say, "I am sorry if we haven't spoken in a while," but we had not spoken in a while, and you cannot say such a thing to someone you haven't spoken to in a while.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

The New Book Is Out At The End Of Feb

Here's one of my favourite entries.