But now it's Monday and time to get back to work. I started last night.
One of my friends is helping me to become more organized. It's going to be a huge undertaking, even though we're just tackling my desk. If I listened more to her, we
So far I've shredded one stack of paper, made some folders, and sorted through a pile of single sheets of paper and index cards. These things either ended up in the trash can, in the shredder, or placed into stacks that I need to do something with. One of those stacks goes into one of the new folders after I finish with it. Another goes into the binder for my WIP. Neither you nor I can see this binder because it's buried under the rubble shown above.
My friend suggested I limit the time I work on The Desk Project so I don't bog down and become discouraged. I think she's right. The spot I cleared now looks like this:
Now I'm encouraged to work on it some more tonight instead of being upset because I didn't finish or don't know what to do with something.
Who knows . . . I might become more productive if I learn how to keep my desk neat. I might even be able to find what I'm looking for when I'm looking for it instead of two days later. My friend says I can keep it neat by the same process - a few minutes every evening. I hope she's right.
How about you?
How do you keep your writing-self organized?