Saturday, 6 June 2009

Wreck This Journal

OK - so my book hasn't arrived. I want to get started. I want to have a look. I want to be part of the group. I feel left out.....

Well I did until I read through the links posted by others showing their progress. So many people out there are intimidated by the blank page. The unusual instructions. The lack of reverence they will have to show to a book.... Not many people have really gotten started yet.

In my desire not to feel left out, I have been hunting around on the net about this book and I found a few things that I have found inspiring and I guess others might to, if they are feeling blocked...

First off is the Flickr group and second is the author's blog which includes pictures.

I put off buying this book when I first heard about it. The idea of destroying a book kind of hurts. But as soon as I got hold of the idea that not giving it a go would mean I would miss out on some fun and some weird and wonderful experiments in the world of creativity, well... Things began to change. More than a book lover, i am a rule follower and if the rule is to wreck this journal then I am hoping that I can follow this rule to the hilt... Maybe I can make up some new exciting rules for me to follow in my life while I am at it.

So if you are stuck, go be inspired by what others have achieved. I think it helps to look at the trailblazers - kind of comforting.....


  1. Go for it! I can't wait to see how you interpret the pages and make your own unique statement!

  2. Thanks for the link to the authors page, it's put a whole new perspective on this adventure. I hope your book arrives soon so you can join in. I barely started yesterday and it was a bit stomach churning, I really am very uptight. Should be an interesting journey. I was lucky enough to find a copy fo the book at Chapters.

  3. Thanks for providing these links. I'm having so much fun reading all the blog posts. It's great to see what others have done outside of this group. I hope you enjoy your book when you get it! I just picked mine up yesterday and couldn't resist diving right in. I think I'm still quite inhibited on the dirty factor, but we'll see what happens.

  4. I have tried to find it today in town but no luck... I am just going to have to wait for Amazon...

  5. Welcome to the adventure, Rose! Be sure to keep an eye out for your confirmation email. You are most definitely part of the group :)

    I hope the book arrives quickly so you can dive in and start wrecking with abandon!

  6. Thank you Jamie, I have reordered it from somewhere that actually still says they have it in stock....

  7. Thanks for providing those links. You are working on the book! You are helping the rest of us. Thanks for that.
    I'm feeling a bit intimidated - on one side I want to just have a go and wreck it! But on the other hand - it is a BOOK!!!!
    The fun will be in the telling and sharing I think.
    Take care.

  8. Thank you Bev. I do think you are so right - I must admit to having had quite a giggle over the copy of the book that got lathered up with soap in the shower..... *laugh*

  9. can't wait to see how you wreck!!

  10. Thank you for your comments on my wreckage - had to therefore check out more in depth what you're up to and I appreciate the FlikR link alot. It is fun to see what those who've gone before us have done and to read the author's further revelations outside of the book.

  11. I agree, having mentally prepared myself before I even held a copy of the book helped I think. Seeing where it takes others is great...