clear | TBN 9-14-21

Bookmaking log: Sto’tryp is simultaneously released and postponed | TBN +758 words

• • • nothing writ’ below these dots • • • is meant for human eyeballs • • •

The skies are not clear, but I have to say: my mind is. I genuinely feel great. Like, this morning I woke up, I took a walk up to the pond, finished Manil Suri’s The Death of Vishnu – wonderful book, by the way, very enjoyable – came home, and just generally chilled for a while. Now we’re here. This is the closest thing to “time off” I give myself, the time between the ordering of and receiving of a proof copy. I don’t think I’ll just sit around all day… in fact, since this is The Note

oh hold on, a box containing 1 copy of every book I have written just showed up. le’me go grab that

oh goodie, two large envelopes from the NJ Department of Labor

oh goodie, I’m being audited. all -$14,000 of my net worth

oh goodie

so. i just posted my bank accounts on Instagram. lmfao

this rendition of The Note has been in progress for a good number of hours now. curious to see how far I let it go on

i just showered. feels nice.

so im thinking about doing a sequel to Sto’tryp. Call it Sto’tryp II: Voyage to the Sto’Skirts. It’s literally just going hiking and making some wild shit up along the way…

wait a minute

I could just fuckin, I could just keep on adding shit to the Sto’tryp book and release it when it’s done

yeah imma just do that. This here is official: Sto’tryp is being postponed because I can and want to make it longer. The story is not over yet, no, not at all. I’m gonna put the PDF up on the website for sure, and then, ‘yknow, continuously update it as time goes on. Shit, i might even cancel the yeah I’m gonna cancel the proof copy

i have cancelled the proof copy of Sto’tryp. I can put the current manuscript up today, though, which I shall. This is kind of exciting, scratch the kind of! I have a new novel to work on, a fun bullshit project to do when I need something fun to do, plus some extra sneaky stuff goin’ on that I only share with in-house The Hillside Commons creators

god I’m looking forward to the day when I have some in-house The Hillside Commons creators


you, the one reading this, you cannot possibly comprehend how excited I am for additional The Hillside Commons creators. they have to be right for the job, though, which is something I’ve come to terms with recently. I can honestly say that right now, there is not a single human being I know personally who I would want to be a THC creator. As in, the way they are now, the ‘mans they’ve grown to become. If they appeared in my bedroom right now and said “a’ight, let’s make some books,” it would be a hard no. It takes a lot to do what I do, and most folks do not have it in them. It’s not like it’s a thing you’re born with or anything, it’s something that you need to shape over time with hard work and dedication. A lot of folks bitch about not having a purpose in life, but when I offer them a purpose, they scatter like grasshoppers! The kind that hop from weed source to weed source, too, not the kind that mantids eat! It makes no sense to me, like, I cannot possibly picture myself living that way, thinking that way, being on that shitty vibrational level, but i do understand it. It was put into words by many, but I was exposed to it through Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko:

“everybody want go heaven but nobody want dead”

yeah, you’re goddamn right. I literally died for The Hillside Commons. I caved my skull in so hard I traveled back in time, and now nobody wants to write with me ): oh well. to be clear, I’m not complaining about this. I’m just being clear about the reality of my situation. it’s not a bad thing, it’s just what it is. just playing these cards I was dealt. let me hit you with a quote, one’a them HAW specials:

“better to walk barefoot than to wear shoes of dogshit, especially when you’ve cuts in your feet”

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

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