Saturday, 3 May 2014

Clutter and Crisis

Tired of all the writing related clutter, notebooks, pens, notes etc., etc., I have bought some ornamental  box files, one set of three with pictures embellished with gold of peacocks and a second set in which I can put magazines and other items. I also bought an attractive box with pictures of Paris for the odds and ends on my desk.

Organising Clutter

I bought some ornamental box files some decorated with a magnificent peacock and others with butterflies and embellished with gold. I often work on my laptop in my comfortable bed. My notebook, notes, pens, highlighters, magazines etc. are all out of sight but to hand.

Time Management

Apart from fitting in shopping, cooking, cleaning etc., and spending time with family and friends, it is difficult to balance time spent writing and dealing with business matters pertaining to being an author. I'm almost two thirds through the sequel to Sunday's Child - Monday's Child and have worked out how many words a day I need to write to finish it quickly. The problem is that at this time of the year there's a lot to do in the garden. Today, I've found time to sow vegetable seeds, pull up the forget-me-nots which are past their best, and plant some lilies.
Can't help wondering how other authors organise their time.