Thursday, September 22nd 2011 - Book 121 - I always do this. I go, and go, and go, and go, and then one day I don't. Usually, if I'm paying attention, I can head this feeling of "being done" off at the pass and milk a job, or a bad relationship, or a draft for a while longer before I crash. Strangely enough, one of my signs of "being done" is feeling weak and then beating myself up for not being stronger. That materializes in a lot of ambitious dreaming and goal setting, which I recorded in this book. Here, I wrote down all the stuff I was going to accomplish (making brand name bookmaking props, do 3 books a day, etc) when the miners left the Middle Fork. Another sign documented in this book is a preoccupation with drinking beer, which is the way I crash without actually having to stop what I'm doing. Anyway, this book production scene is a good one. I made the cover from a salvaged industrial farming potato box. The twine I bound it with gives it a rugged feel for those of you who want to do some really manly reading. :)
PROP COSTS: $10.40 + (STORYTIME WORKED: 2hrs 8min x OUR EXCHANGE RATE (based on fed minimum wage): $7.25) = $25.87
This book now belongs to one of the nice young ladies who visited my booth at Bumpershoot 2013 who "held down the fort" while I went out in search of new bookmaking material. Thanks! I hope you enjoy the book!