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

Completed a mockup of the fourth, fifth, and sixth modules (layout, formatting, fonts, etc.). I'm noticing some frustration coming up as I struggle to translate my vision onto paper, but I know a mockup is exactly that. Even though I have more time today, limiting myself to an hour seems like a good decision—the frustration tells me it's time to step away.

Time spent

3:26 p.m.—4:31 p.m. CST


What I learned today (in haiku form):

I don't have to push / through frustration; in fact, my / hour is complete.