All of my writing projects reached a point where I needed to let the words percolate. While I usually work in clutter (some may call it chaos), I decided to use the time that I wasn’t writing to sort my notes-to-self pile. I think it was looking at the price of houses in my neighborhood that inspired me. We’re going to need to plan any prospective move a year ahead of time in order for me to get all my stuff packed away.
I managed to clear off one section of my computer desk. This is the area I intended for my paper stand, the one I saved from my secretarial days, the one that allows me to secure paper drafts and notes in such a way that I can see them easily while I’m typing. I think I’ve been able to set up that stand at most half a dozen times in the last twenty years.
Since the clean, flat surface won’t last, I’m showing it to you now. I need documented proof that I do, in fact, understand the value of a non-cluttered workspace. I just can’t manage any sense of order for any length of time. If you do a better job of maintaining a tidy work station, keep that information to yourself.
Luck and wisdom!