A bit late on the Sunday Circle, but better late than never! :)

What I’m working on this week: Mainly, choosing the October Story To Fix from my backlog of rough drafts, reading it over, and deciding on an edit plan. I think I’ve settled on one, but I’ve been bouncing back and forth between three the last few days, so I need to pick one and stick with it. Other than that, I got started with the short novel edit using Charlotte Nash’s PAPER plan, and am making up the scene and time maps. No deadline on that, just a general desire to keep it moving in the right direction on a day-to-day basis.

What’s inspiring me this week: Well, in a kind of navel-gazey way, I was a notebook dork today and covered my new writing-specific bullet-journal-ish notebook with a collage of all the various visual cues I could think of (ranging from Alex Andreev’s surreal and eerie artwork to Natalia Pierandrei’s delicate characters mixed with pictures of the Goblin King from Labyrinth, Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad, Bernard Black from Black Books, Tim Gunn, Totoro, and a lovely poster for Stranger Things), and it turned out so much better than I’d expected, it’s kind of possessing me at the moment. I haven’t decorated a notebook like this for years (maybe even a decade), but I forgot how much fun falling head-first into visual inspiration could be. It’s kind of a mash of a lot of things I’ve found inspiring this past year or two.

Other than that, the Little Man’s insane language acquisition of the past two weeks. It’s like he’s this tiny computer and every word now is permanently implanted in his mind for future use–it’s amazing. I’m blown away by the capacity of the growing human mind!

Oh! And baking. Because I apparently do that now. My dad gave me some of his sourdough starter, and these dinner rolls are deadly.

What I’m avoiding this week:This week, we’re going to continue with the deliberately avoiding guilt, and continue to focus on letting be what will be. I did well last week, and am  striving to cement the trend. :)

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