Wednesday 15 August 2018

Clutter, everywhere!

Yep. That's right.

There's so much clutter. 

And it's not just one thing.

Here's a list of stuff: stacks of books, piles of notebooks, pens all over the place, homeless toys... 

I'm sure you get the picture.

I posted this on Twitter a few weeks ago:

It might not be as bad now as it was when I posted this, but I'm slowly accepting that for someone who reads and writes as much as I do, there's always going to be a certain level of clutter around.

The key is to make sure it's organised clutter. 😁

The real problem I've been having lately is that my clutter situation has extended to my brain. Not only am I surrounded by stuff--all things that I absolutely love--but my head is full too.

Well, scattered more like it.

Whether it's because of school holidays, the excitement of adventures with hubby while he's on annual leave, wanting to read all the books, the unstable cycle of querying, or TOO many possible ideas, I haven't been able to focus on just one project for several months.

It feels like my brain wants to write ALL of the ideas I have at the same time. And it's driving me crazy!

What I really need to do is to sit down with a notebook & pen to brainstorm. If I pick the loudest story ideas and let my mind wander, run away with the many possibilities, I might (just) be able to settle on some sort of sequence.

I mean, with NaNoWriMo closing in, I could zero-in on a few projects. I could enjoy planning several stories at the same time, and THEN figure out what to concentrate on and when.

At this stage, I'm going to HAVE to do something drastic because I'm totally itching to write. 

Yeah, that sounds like the best option/s.

I'll let you know how I go...

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