Saturday July, 9 2011 - Book 49 - While Emily and I were on our romantic getaway in Walla Walla, I was encouraged to take the public bookmaking performance a step further and do an entire book production scene in one setting. We decided on a local brewery/public ale house that Emily and her father had enjoyed in the past.
After I gave the busy waitress the low down on my plot to mint a work scene in her bar, she gave me the now dreaded, "I should really ask the owners..." One pizza and four beers later she agreed to bring us a to-go box to make my book cover from. As I drilled at the table, the couple at the table next to me seemed to be taken by my little scene. At one point the woman asked what 90% percent of people ask when I tell them I wrote a book, "Are you going to send it to a publisher?" Instead of the truth I replied, "Sure. I'm going to send it to Penguin Publishers in this pizza box. They're going to give me a million dollars for it."
Overall the scene went ok in spite of the rock band that appeared towards the end. They sucked. My favorite part was showing the couple my completed production scene. They didn't read it, but they enjoyed the photos. I think they were pretty drunk.
PROP COSTS: $12.05 + (STORYTIME WORKED: 3hrs 1min x OUR EXCHANGE RATE (based on fed minimum wage): $7.25) = $33.92
This book now belongs to Joe, a talented CG cover art illustrator I met at Our Home in the Oregon Convention Center, Wordstock 2013. I liked his art immediately, but I was too shy, and not really ready, to talk with him about illustrating my book. I know it could be awesome. I have Joe's information, so who knows?
You can check out his art here: cerberusart.com