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.



Calm, positive

Sleep Rating



Waning Gibbous



What I did

Considered layout and delivery. Today's work looked different; I thought more than I did, if that makes sense. So...while I can't say with certainty that I spent an entire hour on the project this afternoon, I can say I'm starting to get a clearer idea of how this book thing might come to live in the world. If I'm being honest, today's super low-key, amorphous "work" session feels like a bit of a cop-out—but I'm trying to accept that my effort isn't going to look the same each and every day this month; it will take many different kinds of work to make this book a reality.

Time spent



What I learned today (in haiku form):

Work doesn't always / look (or feel) like work; be sure / to count play time, too.