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A Cluttered Mind
Monday, April 18th, 2011

Today, I’m hoping that I can unclutter my office and my mind.

I have a housekeeper coming to clean my place. Does that sound like the height of decadence? It is. But she’s inexpensive and a lot more thorough than I am, and when she’s done, somehow, it feels cleaner than if I did the work myself. While she runs the Hoover and mops, I’ll be decluttering my desk.

Not that I’ll give up a single dragon or fairy figurine, or King Kong hugging his NY skyscraper, or my Cinderalla and Sleeping Beauty Pez dispensers. Those aren’t clutter. They’re friends. Along with the small stuffed unicorn and carved stone alligator, frog, bear, wolf and elephant, they are things I can hold in my palm and caress when I’m running into trouble with my WIP (Work in Progress). When I stroke a thumb across their surfaces, they unlock dreams like a genie’s lamp.

The decluttering has to do with the stacks of papers I have laying on every surface—on the desk, the file cabinet, the printer—yes, even on the floor. I’ve been sick and have let more stack up than usual because I haven’t been able to concentrate. But no more excuses. I have to attack the stacks, then settle down to write some pages. I have books due. I’m late. Feel free to nag!

And woot! Riding a little high this morning. A reader plopped a brand new review up on Amazon for Pleasing Sir. “…It’s not Romance, though you will feel the pinch of love and desire found in some of the best of contemporary romances. This is erotica at it’s finest. There is a difference, and Delilah is the master and making that clear.

And if you’re inclined to hop to another blog today, I have a post on another site about my two April releases, Handy Men and Moonstruck. I’d love a comment or two or even just a wave so I don’t look like a loser. 🙂

Hop on over to After Midnight Fantasies.

7 comments to “A Cluttered Mind”

  1. Diane Sadler
    · April 18th, 2011 at 8:32 am · Link

    Said HI! at After Midnight Fantasies!

  2. Delilah
    · April 18th, 2011 at 8:45 am · Link

    Diane, you’re a sweetie! Happy Monday!

  3. Brandy W
    · April 18th, 2011 at 1:06 pm · Link

    I got a chance to read Moonstruck. I had a little bit of an eye raise but I really enjoyed yours. And dear god your sister makes me want a cat shifter of my own. You know how I adore them.

    Best of luck with the de-cluttering.

  4. Delilah
    · April 18th, 2011 at 1:41 pm · Link

    A BIT of an eyeraise? Brandy, hehe. Had so much fun with that. Moses deserved a little something extra, dontcha think?

  5. savonna
    · April 19th, 2011 at 12:39 am · Link

    So DD, do you clean your house before the housekeeper comes to clean? I’ve always thought it would be great to have a housekeeper, but I’d need to clean up before hand so she didn’t know what a complete disaster I am… hahaha!!

    Moonstruck is sitting in my Kindle begging to be read! And I can’t wait to read Handy Men!

  6. Delilah Devlin
    · April 19th, 2011 at 12:47 am · Link

    Savonna, I’ve gotten over that. I do however put away the stacks of crap I’m working on. I’m afraid if she moves it I’ll never find it again.

  7. lisagk
    · April 19th, 2011 at 10:38 pm · Link

    I interviewed someone to clean my house, was terrified when she said, everything has to have it’s place or out it goes. I like my THINGS. I almost passed out. Decided I like that lived in look. Bad Scary Lady was never invited back.

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