It feels a bit like pulling teeth but I am getting there. I think that one of the reasons I am having such trouble with this book is that for a very long time, I have been way more interested in mark making, suggesting traces of images, a sense of narrative rather than revealing a whole story and so forth. With this book, the story will seem more succinct - more readable and apparent. This has been a problem for me in working within a more realistic manner and finding a balance between the 'drawn' image and the slightly more abstract.
I am happy with where this imagery is leading though each page I print seems like an enormous effort. Truth be told, I will be glad when the book is done and I feel quite confident that I will be far more in touch with my printmaking skills at its conclusion. At the moment it is a struggle!