Thursday, October 08, 2009

The Clutter King

I was roaming the blog of the powerful and terrifying agent, Janet Reid, the other day and she had a link to another blog (some days it's like running through a maze) Murderati and a wonderful entry about positive and negative spaces.

It touched me on many levels; not just as a writer. I have to admit I live a very cluttered life. I don't want to. It's no ones fault. That's just how it is. I just haven't quite figured out how to move all the junk out of the way. I'm working on it, though.

I don't have much to report. I'm still harassing agents; still adding to editor's slush piles. I'm getting close to starting another novel. I've been putting it off a bit -- trying to de-clutter, and all that -- but I can feel it worming its way to the surface. I'm having trouble writing any new shorts because this new novel won't get out of the way.

I'm still in the planning stage right now. I'll let you know when I hit it full strength.

Well, I better go. Storms are rolling in and I want to finish before the power goes out.


Jamie Eyberg said...

An organized life is the sign of a sick mind. :)

Cate Gardner said...

I try to be organised at least one day a year. As soon as I tidy up my work space, new clutter comes along to fill it up.

abrokenlaptop said...

That was an interesting post. I liked the idea that the lack of positive space hinders your ability to connect.

Glad you checked in! I was coming to ask about you. Also, it's National Novel Writing Month in November, so if your novel is ready to go... ;)