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Too little time. Too much to do!
Thursday, October 5th, 2023

That picture’s not me. My desk doesn’t look that good!

I’m just popping in to journal, I guess. Yes, my blog is just sometimes my place to put my thoughts on a page. I think better with my fingers clacking on a keyboard. Put a pen in my hand, and my brain goes blank. I’ve told friends and family that I never have a clue what I’m going to write until my fingers start moving. I couldn’t tell you where the letters are on the keyboard, but somehow my fingers find them. I’ve had fortune tellers tell me I have three muses/angels who hover over my shoulders, so I think they’re pretty much responsible for what ends up on the page—and I know that makes me sound nuttier than squirrel turds.

Anyway, I’m facing my keyboard right now. I have new edits to begin (I finished a set last night! Whew!), and I have a book to finish, but I got a really late start today. I slept in. Something I don’t like doing because morning is my most productive time. I can’t look to the right because the L of my desk, which is the flat, working area of my desk, is completely covered with tchotchkes and toys, a plant that needs watering, a laptop I have open but haven’t used in days, and stacks of paperwork. If I looked right to see it, I’d have an anxiety attack. I’m not the “dig in and get it gone” girl; I’m the avoider. If I don’t see it, it’s not a problem. But I do know there are some bills under there. A calendar that needs updating. Story notes that I should read, although the story I’m writing is far different than what I thought it would be.

So, here’s to another day of letting the piles get higher while I keep my gaze focused on the white screen in front of me.

How’s your day going so far? Do you keep a neat or messy desk? Any ideas for how an “avoider” can stop avoiding? 


7 comments to “Too little time. Too much to do!”

  1. Jennifer Beyer
    · October 5th, 2023 at 12:24 pm · Link

    I wish my desk looked that good! I am slowly cleaning it and I am going to promise myself that I’ll keep it cleaned up.

  2. Colleen C.
    · October 5th, 2023 at 12:29 pm · Link

    I have a messy desk, but I know where things are, LOL.

  3. Delilah
    · October 5th, 2023 at 12:35 pm · Link

    I HAVE to get some actual work done today, but I’m thinkin the least little thing I can do is put away my laptop…

    Jennifer! Slow is how I’d like to do it, too.
    Colleen! LOL! I know where they are too. Getting to them is the problem.

  4. Elizabeth Andrews
    · October 5th, 2023 at 2:29 pm · Link

    My desk varies. lol There is almost always a stack on the right corner with a few books, and to the left is where things pile up, plus my date book. I’ve been trying to do better this year, and mostly I have, but right now, I have at least a month’s worth of things sitting on the left, plus a couple tarot decks. But I took off work today, and since I’ve checked off everything that was on today’s list and one from tomorrow’s maybe I’ll clear the desk while I’m at it, before I go look at edits here. 🙂

  5. Sara D
    · October 5th, 2023 at 3:37 pm · Link

    Day is busy as work partner is off so doing mine and his. I do good at not avoiding as long as I can see it, so desk is somewhat organized to make my life easy. I find it out of sight, out of mind fits me. So if I do want to avoid something, I do not add to todays stack of items.

  6. ButtonsMom
    · October 6th, 2023 at 2:29 pm · Link

    OMG is my desk ever messy. It wasn’t really that big of a problem until I fell and broke my leg and can’t be at home. My hubby has had to try and find things (I’m usually the bill payer) by my description of where it might be. We finally used Facetime for the first time ever and it helped! 😊

    And I have to say that I also think much better with a keyboard in front of me. I can’t seem to think at all when writing with pen and paper. I even go so far as to type out what I want to put in a greeting card before I write it. 😊

  7. Delilah
    · October 13th, 2023 at 3:33 am · Link

    Elizabeth! I’d love to see pics of those tarot decks! I love collecting them!

    Sara D! Sounds hectic!

    ButtonsMom, I hope you’re doing better. And LOL on typing out responses to write on a greeting card!

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