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!