Friday, September 16, 2011


My desk is like my refrigerator -- if I wait long enough, I don't have to figure out what to do/make with all the stuff, I can just toss it.
Amy Kennedy 8/01/11

I thought this quote as I was waiding through the brilliant ideas detritus (I love that word) of my desk. Half the stuff I couldn't even be sure what the scribbles were related to and the other half's still waiting.

The stoopid thing is, I'm an organized person. School stuff all in file marked School (present year), tax receipts in appropriate folders, bed made, dishes washed, house clean(ly-ish). My desk? My desk is an unwieldy crap storm. Ah well, what're you gonna do?

Clearly my desk is my Waterloo.
What's your Waterloo? And, would organizing my desk make my writing life any easier?


  1. Hey, at least you have everything else pretty much in order:) I say try to clean it and if it stays clean then awesome, if not, then it wasn't meant to be:)

  2. Deana -- thanks! I'm thinking it's the way my creative brain works. It likes chaos. Because, I always clean it (once a year, okay, twice) and then it expldes again.

  3. I'm like that - super organized with some things and messy with others. At work, I am very organized. At home... not so much :)

  4. My husband brings that up a lot. Except, my desk at work is pretty chaotic too -- but *how* I work is very organized.

  5. Yep. I can't stand my office being messy, but my bedroom is a disaster. A hovel for detritus.