I am allergic to clutter. Not just paper and cups and dishes and clothes strewn about the house. No, I am allergic to mental clutter. So before I start a project I have to perform a “clean sweep.” And that’s what today was all about. I cleaned and organized my life, my in-box (well it’s always full when it comes to family stuff), and I organized my writing office. FUN.
Cleaning House, Office and Mind August 31, 2009
Chilling Out with a Squeeze of Lemonade August 30, 2009
The wonderful Lemonade Award on my blog was given to my friend, Hawk, by Kelly Moran – http://authorkellymoran.blogspot.com/
Kelly Moran. The Lemonade Award is a “Feel Good” award that shows a great attitude or gratitude.
The rules are:
1) Put lemonade award on blog or post.
2) Nominate no less than 10 that show a great attitude or gratitude.
3) Link your nominees within your post
4) Let nominees know they received this award by commenting on their blog
5) Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award
Here are my nominees…
New Project Thrills August 29, 2009
What I love about these ladies is they know what it’s like to sit where I am sitting. I’m not published, but I write and I hope one day with skill and a whole lot of good energy and luck I will be published. They believe every person writing is an author. Publishing is the icing. And they can’t explain why the stars aligned for them and not for others. They only appreciate the coolness of it and hope the good news continues. I’d say by putting out all their great karma and sharing their insights with us, they will draw that good karma again and again.
To-do Lists and Moving On to the Next Project August 28, 2009
The Looming To-Do List August 27, 2009
Sometimes I make longer lists than I can handle. For instance, this week, I had a pretty ambitious writing list and home list. The writing list hardly has any check marks next to it. It was pretty grand in its scope. I’m looking at it going, hmmm, I must have used my home list to distract me from facing the writing tasks I’d given myself to-do. But there were many things on the home list that I had to complete as they’d been pushed to the back burner for a long time because I was busy editing and writing.
I have a week with distractions. Some of them are not so bad, some are okay, some are downright nasty, and some are fun.
This Week’s Personal To-Do List August 24, 2009
*read through MS and look for white spaces and odd typos
Workshops August 23, 2009
I am a very lucky writer… why?
Whittling Down the List August 20, 2009
Six words done–SIX!!! ONLY SIX!
A List of the Third Manuscript’s Frequently Used Words August 19, 2009
I am combing through the MS with a nit comb, and attempting to remove or replace all the repetitive words and phrases. I spent the majority of Tuesday working on eliminating the word “it.”