I got the idea for this bi-weekly blog post from Katy Upperman.
I’m enjoying it.
LOVING… moving my kitchen table.
It’s the little things.
READING… just finished THE LAST BOY AND GIRL IN THE WORLD by Siobhan Vivian
(I pre-ordered just for this pin, because I am an unapologetic dork.)
Loved this. Loved Keeley! who is delightfully immature, and I spent most of the last half of the book just wanting to hug her as her life spiraled out of her control.
The set-up is great, a dying mill town that’s going to be flooded ‘for the greater good’. It’s about friendship as romance and the fight to hang on to the past even when the future is barreling at you full speed, and captures wonderfully the out of control feeling of being a teen who knows exactly what’s going on around them without any recourse.
The Mariner’s aren’t losing yet so I’M IN!
LISTENING TO… the pitter-patter of my 4 year-old awake way too early for me.
I get up at 5am so I can write. Okay, okay, 5:20 but close enough. I move around the house trying not to make a sound so I can eke as much alone time as possible. Today I was caught. hrm…
(this pictures is from last Thursday, but he’s worn that shirt since he got so it’s mostly accurate.(
THINKING ABOUT… aspirational dressing and attachment to clothes I don’t wear but want to love.
Does anyone else have this problem? Aspirational clothing are those pieces that you really want, but never wear. Something that’s just enough outside your comfort zone that you know you could wear it if you had the right shirt to go with it or place to go. Or the brand that makes your dream clothes does fit you quite right. (I’m lookin’ at you Boden!) And you should get rid of them, but you can’t because LOVE…
Here are a few of my aspirational items…
ANTICIPATING… getting my draft off to my CP
That will mean I am officially done with this personal, i.e. no-feedback, revision round, which has felt horribly, unproductive and completely disheartening… But look where I am now!
(all of the scene should be blue, purple or pink. I have a system.)
MAKING ME HAPPY… the YA Buccaneers Spring Writing Bootcamp
I’m getting in the habit of setting concise daily goals, which is what works for me. And I’m getting things done. Although it doesn’t look like it from this pictures. Most of those to-dos have been crossed off.
Maybe I will get a fancier planner next year!
WISHING… I was a better photographer.
I’m trying to be a better documentarian of my life via pictures. I have been a photographer. Not just kind of inept, but it doesn’t occur to me to take picture. But, I’m trying to be more active on Instagram (where I am @kfockepearson) through challenges. I did the first few days of #MayIGAuthors but I got off track during the weekend. I might be able to do todays? We’ll see.
So, all of the pictures today were taken by me which is big even if the pictures aren’t great.