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March 4, 2022: Letting Others Write the Story

I had for some time thought that I would be writing the story about the book project. At least this was my intent. I do have a start on it, but right now I don’t foresee having the time to do much more. Of course, this pains me.

What I lack is not so much time as energy. I get going early on project related stuff, and then in the evenings, after tending to the livestock, I lack the energy to write. I am kicking myself about this: kick, kick, kick.

Today, two large box vans arrived at the U-Haul Storage area, on time. I had moved the remaining boxes of books out of Unit 1463, and Pete had situated these boxes so that the guys would be able to get the boxes into the storage locker. I thought, oh, it appears as though we have our act together.

It was déjà vu all over again. The twosome unloaded the books and using the electric pallet jack, did as did the Mat-Su School District workers, and got six pallets into the empty storage locker in record time.

Delivering Anchorage SD books to U-Haul

We opened a handful of boxes after the workers departed. Logan recorded the entire scene, from beginning to end, and after, I talked with him for some time.

He’s now thinking that he wants to make a documentary about the book project. This is what I envisioned early on – he at first wanted to make a short promotional video. Now he’s seeing things the way I am seeing them.

This is a good thing. I do feel a bit of regret in that I am now turning over the story to him. I wanted to write it, but I don’t have the time and don’t know when I’m going to have the time.

I’m a bit character in my own creation.

There’s a part of me that feels like I am practicing the most extreme sort of writing avoidance. Yes, I am. This thought may be what prompts me to find the time to write about this project. I have always believed that those who don’t rise to the occasion and complete their writing projects are merely writer wannabees. They share this similarity with runners who don’t run, just talk about it.

It is a noble endeavor, saving the works of successful writers, successful writer being defined as an individual who saw their work from onset to completion. Me, I am now just making sure their books get into the hands of appreciative readers.

This is of course, very gratifying. I am now envisioning a very solid house of cards. But I also feel as though I should be writing about the house of cards.

Next: 63. 3/5/22: Patience

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