I am deep into revisions on my current work-in-progress middle grade novel.

I was particularly taken with this quote by Chaim Potok when I heard it this weekend: "The hardest part about writing is revising. And by that I mean the following: A novelist has to create the piece of marble and then chip away to find the figure in it."


Every Last Word

I'm zooming through my latest pile from the library. So many good books to get through and so little time!

Just finished Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone last night. I could not. put. it. down. So good. 

(Made me want to write a 1st person YA next!)

I highly recommend it for 12+ readers who like realistic fiction with lots of heart. 

This month I'm challenging myself to slip reading into more little moments throughout my day, instead of primarily reading at night before bed. I need a healthier go-to option for those little moments I might otherwise feed my obsession with the news. (Yeiks!)

What's in your TBR stack? How do you fit reading into your day?



Daily Creative Challenge: Watercolor word circles

I've been making or finding and printing out fun accents to paste into my daily journal. So when I started playing with watercolor circles I thought I'd make them into cut outs that I could paste into my journal. Word added with an ink brush. 5MJ stands for Five Minute Journal, which refers to a set of prompts I use most days. I photographed these on top of a gift bag from Anthropologie.


Daily Creative Challenge: Butterfly wing title

I wanted to write about my daily creative challenge project in my journal, and made this title at the top of the page. Pretty! I thought that might even count for the daily creative challenge. I want to make sure even the smallest acts of creativity count, so that I have no excuses not to follow through every day. Framing a title with butterfly wings is inspired by the work of Kelly Rae Roberts, who often does this in her work.

May 2017 be filled with lots of creativity (and butterfly wings.)