One of the assignments in The Conscious Booksmith course that I'm taking is to create a vision board for your book.I am so glad that I settled in and took some time to do this. I learned a lot about what it wants to be, why it matters, who it's for and what I need in order to bring it to life. This thing's getting real!
I have been getting worried that I wouldn't make it through my March Book to Film Challenge choice (Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy), given I was about 5% though by GoodReads calculation and it's halfway through the month. I realized to read it before the end of the month, I could either give it up or choose not to read it as intensely as I was with taking notes, pulling new words, quotes etc. I choose to let the notes go and just read it. Of course, I always like to provide some achievement-driven incentive so I made this ticker-tape like thermometer counter for the chapters I've read. The moment I finished it I realized that's not a good idea for when you are on Chapter 4 and there are 56 chapters. It was cool to learn the Roman Numerals for 40-56, but man, I might have shot myself in the foot on this one.
I cleared my week of all obligations, including my talk with my sleep doctor. It is time to put things like my donut t-shirt first! Well it was a symbolic gesture. I really haven't been able to focus on fun stuff and even though I feel crappy, I still managed to find time to work with puff paint and make some videos including this unboxing of a Random House cookbook. I may feel like crap but at least I can try and have some fun.