Workin’ | The Bookmaker’s Note 6/5/21

Hello, noted reader! It’s been ~2 weeks without a rendition of The Note and I know how bad you’re all itching for it, so here it is! I have some good news to share, and I also have some… good news.

Honestly this hiatus is going great, my mental health is tip-top and I’m getting work done. Last time I The Noted, I had just finished editing Running: How To Torture Yourself And Enjoy It |The Unvictimized Edition|. Yesterday I finished chapter 0.5 of The 2020 Event |The Main Event|, which means I’m a little over 20 pages in, and I’ve realized something: I’m not just revising my old books. I’m finishing these books.

When I started bookmaking, weed was heavily involved in my life. Because of this, I put everything I had into my books, I gave 420% effort every time I sat down at the computer. I was inexperienced back then, so my 420% effort amounted to about 42% of my current 420% effort, but regardless the weed makes me try harder on my books, that’s just what it is. But I hit a rough patch where I was constantly scrabbling to find weed for a few years and I just wasn’t able (willing?) to put everything I had into my books during that time. I was still making books, but I wasn’t going as hard as I should have been, and I do regret that. Now, though, weed is legal and I can get it. Now I can go ham 24/7 and be stable about it, I can finish my work to the degree I want it finished.

So that’s the first good news, I’m finishing all my books. 1-3 are done, 4 is in progress, 5,6, and 8 are next, then 7, then 9, 11, and 12, and then 10, and then I’m going to republish everything and get everything squared away as far as the website goes: rebuild the book pages, build the spiral pages, correct all the past blog posts, build something of a store, and I’m sure there’ll be a few other things too. When everything is ready, I’m going to announce Over the River and come back posting and The Noteing every day, and after that, shit, we move forever forward.

The second good news is that I’ve also been brainstorming like a motherfucker. I do not exaggerate when I say I have, literally, somewhere between 1 and 2 dozen books I’m trying to write when I’m done with The Great Revamp. I’m not saying I’m going to do them all at once or anything like that, some of the books need to be written so other books can follow them (it’s more like a skill tree in a video game than anything else, I swear to fucking god), but what I am saying is that Existence is going to spiral forever forward for a long-ass time. I’m not going anywhere, and although right now I’m technically not here, per se, I’m working my ass off every day so I can come back with pages for your fiending minds. I’m putting in the work for you, noted reader, I’m grinding every day. I’m doing it for me, too, obviously, and for my books and Existence, but I’m also doing it for you. I’d say it’s an even split, honestly. 33% for you, 33% for me, 33% for Existence. 34% for Existence, actually, because She is special. She’s the closest thing I’ve had to an offspring ever since my cat Milkshake passed away a few years ago.

To not get mushy I’m gonna end this here. In short: I’m workin’. I ain’t nearly done yet but I’m still workin’ for y’all and I’ll be back jus’ as soon as I can, y’hear? And when I come back, I’m comin’ with the fiction.

Since you’re there, noted reader, thank you for being there. From this day on, we move forever forward~

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