So here is the story in all its glory. There are things I would definitely do differently. The main thing I dislike is the writing, I felt stuck somehow on the words, and after writing them down they didn't convey exactly what I wanted them to, but I was running out of time so I had to get something down. Also I seemed to tighten up with my drawing when I started to draw in the book. I am not sure if I just needed to draw and loosen up before starting to draw in the book, or if the gesso effected how I was drawing (as it was rough and the pen did not flow as well) or a combo of the two.
Yet I do like the book, it was a fun project. This is definitely something I would explore later on my own time.