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

7/10...once I could finally fall asleep!


Waning Crescent



What I did

Constructed a bare-bones outline of the content I've already written (2015-2016). I'm working on summarizing each chapter in a single sentence (have I covered everything I intended to cover? Now that a few years have passed, has anything else emerged that I neglected in the first draft?) and reconsidering the order of things. I have to remind myself of what I taught my creative writing students about revision back in 2008: Revision is seeing something again. A second seeing. A new seeing. How can I truly revise this little book on wonder?

Time spent

Twenty-five minutes while dinner was in the oven


What I learned today (in haiku form):

Take advantage of / those in-between minutes; don't / say there isn't time.