Quiet rainy Sunday. I walked to John’s for some leftover salads that were really good. I made another Instagram reel inspired by Lola Is Never Drinking Again, and I worked on this tiny painting that is also inspired by the aesthetic of the book. Another one of my beta readers has finished reading it today and she really loved it. I feel one step closer to bringing this project to fruition. It’s an important transition when the manuscript goes from having only been read by me and me alone to having had 3 people whose taste I trust go through it. It makes me feel like the book is becoming real, and like this is something my readers will actually like.