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The shoes didn't fit. It was an omen.













Monday, December 8, 2014

My Desk


Sweetman says, "You certainly never learned how to organize."

I just shrug. If he only understood, this is how I work best. It's called organized-chaos.

If it's out if sight, it's out of mind.

How does everyone else work?

Hugs and chocolate, all!
Shelly

26 comments:

  1. I know all too well about 'organised chaos.' It's how I run my life. And just the way I like it.

    Oh, and I don't like routine either.

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    1. Routine doesn't bother me. But a neat and tidy desk, drives me insane.

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  2. It all depends ...
    When I make books I bring out the extra table and it stays semi-clean but folding and cutting cards it can get really messy.
    But I try to clean up as I go so it doesn't get overwhelming.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I a messy except when I cook or bake.

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  3. Organized chaos is a good thing, mind you.

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  4. I'm a former prep cook which means organized, organized, organized.

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    1. Hey Shelly. I don't know if anyone else is seeing this but when I click on your page, your right side bar is all kinds of overlapping, right into your post.

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    2. I'll have to get on my computer and fix this. Thanks. My iPhone doesn't allow me to size my pics.

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    3. And too, I keep it organized when I cook as well.

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  5. Hi, Shelly,

    Nothing like a good, organized mess. I work similarly, but only during a project. Afterward my OCD kicks in and I have to make my space perfect again...

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    1. Hi, Michael:

      I've always been this way, even when I worked for lawyers. It drove them crazy, too.

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  6. My desk looks like yours, Shelly. I like to have current and pending right under my forearms.

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  7. If you can find everything, that's what matters.

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  8. I don't have a desk. When I sold my first book, I immediately set up my home office: desk, computer station, bookshelves, file cabinets, everything a good office needed. I was almost never in it, except to use the phone. I wrote first drafts in longhand and had them typed by a secretarial service. These days, I do almost everything on my phone or tablet. File cabinets are no longer necessary. Sometimes I still do first drafts in longhand, and we have a small computer station at one end of our living room. Collin's usually on the computer, so we put a mirror on the wall next to the station so he could see the TV without having to turn around.

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  9. Aha and to even have a desk. During my ongoing moving process, I somehow have ended up using a table in my bedroom. As for the computer chair, the darned things hydraulics have stopped working and I keep sinking down. Good grief, I'm now eye level with my keyboard!

    Gary

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  10. Last year I took out an old manuscript that was kept in a large box--this was the one I tried to interest an agent with. There were at least 3 (paper) drafts, and I used my entire room to lay it all out, and try and put it together into piles. It took me 3 months to straighten out, and then begin to re-write--again!
    No. You're doing it right. A lot of writers need to find the way to get their mss in order. You keep at it girl!

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    1. Thank you, Lorelei. The rewrites and the shifting and cutting are all coming together.

      Hugs and chocolate!

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  11. Sometimes you've got to look unorganized. It fools everybody! :0

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  12. There's nothing wrong with a little "organized chaos!" It's all part of the creative process.

    Julie

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