Monday, June 29, 2009

Out with the old...

Out with the old...and in with the new!

I finished up a manuscript today and sent it off to my editor. Now the waiting begins. But I don't sit around and do nothing while I'm waiting. I get right to work on my next project.

But first...I clean!

After I send off a manuscript, I get out the dustcloth and dig out my desk. I file my notes and research material, garbage anything that needs to go and clear away the space. That way, I feel like I'm truly finished and am ready to begin a new project. It's just a ritual I do and I find it works for me.

So, my desk is clean. There are no notecards propped up against my keyboard, no filecards piled to one side of my monitor and no scribbled notes propped up on my paper stand. It's all clear and ready for the next mess...I mean creative endeavour.

Now I just need to figure out what that project is.

Have a great Monday!

3 comments:

rhiancahill said...

OMG! You die if you had to write at my desk. It's never clean and unless you're me you'd never find anything on it. LOL
Good luck with the new!

Anny Cook said...

What a great ritual! Congrats on finishing the old and best wishes on your new start!

N.J.Walters said...

Thanks, Rhian.

LOL My desk is very tiny and in the corner of the living room. I have to keep it clean. *g*

I find it helps me clear my head of one project and get ready for the new one, Anny.