Thursday, September 15, 2011
I Am Writing a Book
I’ve started a new project. I’m writing a book. Well, I’m co-writing a book with Keri Smith of Wreck This Journal fame. It’s a mysterious instruction manual that she found, abandoned somewhere, and it is in an unfinished state. She has asked me to finish it, and I have accepted the challenge… and so can you!!
Keri Smith has just released a new “adventure” book called Finish This Book , and it promises to be every bit as much fun as working along in the Wreck This Journal book that I journaled about last year. I was fortunate enough to have received an advance copy of the book, and started in it. I must say I was hooked right away! I tried to talk myself out of it, as I have lots of other art projects under way or about to be started. I just couldn’t resist!
The premise of the book is that she has found some pages of a book, uncompleted and needing an author to finish writing it. The reader is asked to either accept the challenge and turn the page or close the book and give it to someone else! It promises to help the new author step by step to be able to write their own book through following the projects in order in her manual. It is fun, and I thought that if more people could do this together and share their experiences, it would be even more fun!
Here are the few pages I have done already:
We are instructed to gather together some basic tools to complete the work. A journal, a pair of scissors, some glue, a stapler, a needle and thread, a digital camera (well, this photo was taken by my digital camera), a good eye, and a courageous spirit! I think I do have a good eye (up for debate) and certainly a courageous spirit!
The next pages begin to tell the story of how she found the few scattered pages while walking through a park, and we were asked to draw a park bench like the ones she saw.
After that we were to look up from various sources the meaning of “sleuthing” and write it in the book.
Well, as you can see, these are simple tasks and can be done in small increments of time, and they would be quite fun to do in a group.
Who wants to join me? We can all work at our own pace and report in once a week or every other week with a comment and a link to your blog or Flickr account. Has anyone else ever toyed with the idea of writing a book? I know I have but it seems such a monumental task so I just haven’t done much about it yet. Let’s do this!!!
If you are interested, either send me a message or post a comment to this entry. Depending on how many others want to join me, I may set up a separate blog and link page for this or keep it simple. Let’s have some fun together. Tell your friends, too. The more the merrier, I figure!
Thanks for reading – yours in Spirit