Journal Friday #74

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I've worked a little in the Journal this week, but my energies have been focused on other projects. First, I'm working to finish the last installment of my ebook series, The Journal Fodder Junkies Daily Challenge. I'm a couple of months behind with releasing this installment, but I've been working on it, and hope to have it available soon.

Second, I've been working on another project - one that I've been wanting to do for quite some time, and I'm hoping to have it wrapped up in early October. So, I want to officially announce that I am working on a book of Journal Pages. After the release of our two books, The Journal Junkies Workshop and Journal Fodder 365, David and I wanted to publish a book of just journal pages like the Dan Eldon book, The Journey is the Destination. But after approaching a few publishers, including North Light who published our other books, we were turned down.

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But now with the easy of self-publishing, I am putting together select pages form my first ten volumes of journals. This will be a solo project, but hopefully we can follow up with a book of David's journals soon. The book will be a similar format as the other books - 8.5x11 inches with around 144 pages, and I'm looking to publish it through Amazon's Createspace.

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Since it will be self-published, I have to do all of the work. I've been spending a lot of time photographing, editing, and curating journal pages. I've been looking for two-page spreads that can be used so that when the viewer looks through the pages, they'll get an experience that is more like looking at the actual journals where side-by-side pages aren't cobbled together from different sources.

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It's a lot of work, but I'm hoping to have it ready by mid October. Wish me luck!

In the mean time, I thought that I'd share a few pages and spreads that I probably won't be using.