...and by the morning they were all gone.

Enough said let's move on. It happens the same way every day and it's a lot like Groundhog Day the movie in a lot of ways. Every night I fight to go to sleep with my mind jammed with great ideas and phrases but my body aching and tired of it all. By the time I've whipped myself out of bed in the morning, my mind is like a pudding on a slow boil. Honestly, by the time I get into here and start typing I'm reached my nadir of productivity.

Right now, I'm struggling to find two ideas to rub together and the trick is I have to keep them both in the air at the same time otherwise they become serial. Like little boxcars hooked together on a tiny train.

So now I'm trying to decide whether to take on this project of making illustrations for this tutorial piece in Tennesee. I'm suppose to talk to the guy today and give him some idea what I can do the illustrations for. On the one hand I'm afraid to say too high a number because that makes me responsible for producing something worth that if they accept. On the other hand, I'd like to get into a project like this. I suppose the worst that can happen is that I have to return any money I get from them.

I don't want to have to vet a full contract. I would feel that I'd have to take it to BGWP and pay them $1000 for an opinion and they'd probably want to re-write it or involve an IP specialist and that's just not where I want to be right now.

If I do it, I should do it on a pay as you go contract for $100/hr or something like that. Figuring 2 hours minimum per picture. If we can agree on a simpler version of the illustration I might be able to get them done in 2-3 hours each.

Most of the problems are just with identifying the structures involved. It's important to point this out. I can draw anything they like, anywhere they like but I don't want to have to interpret the pictures and then have to redraw them over in a different interpretation.

More later,


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