book watercolor by Helen McLaughlin

Wondering what we're doing here? This explains it, but for the tl;dr crowd (don't worry, I got you):

Beginning February 1st, I’m writing a daily report here, one that documents my progress toward a long-imagined—but not yet executed—dream of creating a small book on wonder (of which I've already written a good portion of the content). I’m committing to showing up to do the work for an hour every day, every single day of the month, and I’m committing to full transparency with you about how that creative hour is spent, for better or for worse. Let's dive in.




Sleep Rating



Waxing Crescent



What I did

Today found us up north, visiting Dana's family for the whole day, so it wasn't until late this evening that I had a chance to think about Phase Two of the project. Besides some tinkering with layout (I'm having second thoughts about the size and format of the pages...and while it probably doesn't sound like something I should worry about right now, it's proving to be a critical decision I need to make before moving forward), tonight's efforts were of the thinking-versus-doing variety. Plus some Pinterest-scrolling for editorial design inspiration. Definitely not my most productive hour, but I figure some days are more, others are less. No sweat.

Time spent

8:41 p.m.—9:54 p.m. CST


What I learned today (in haiku form):

Probably should have / worked on this first thing today, / not now—sleep beckons.