Saturday, August 04, 2012

Getting Organized and Free Book

Around this time last year, I was having major health issues and thought I would have to pack up everything and move back to Arizona with my brother. Well, I did pack up most of my stuff, but then ending up going back to work here, changing jobs, going through intensive training for the new job, and have spent the last 6 months incredibly busy with said new job.

So... what that meant was, I still haven't unpacked!  Sheesh.  I've taken a few days off work to finally get my home in order, and made huge strides yesterday in getting my art & writing areas set up so that I can actually write and create art in peace. What a difference that made in how I feel!  I can't wait to finish it all so I can relax and get back into a routine of doing things I love.

Do you have a favorite area that you create in?  Does how it's set up make a difference to your productivity?

Meanwhile, if you haven't read Mark Diehl's "Vida Nocturna" (I interviewed him a few blog posts back) now is your chance to get it for free on Kindle, or have a chance to get a free print version from Goodreads.  I believe this will be available for the next 4 days or so.


  1. Thanks for the heads up on Diehl. I'll get a copy. As for the writing question. The place is not so important to me as the routine, of having things handled in such a way that my thoughts can consistently work on a story. When that is the case I can write anywhere and the time is also fairly unimportant. The key is that I've had time to think about it.

    1. That's an interesting take, Charles. Time and focus are important. You've been quite prolific, so you must be doing something right! :)

  2. I'm one of those people who start off with an incredibly clean place, and in hours it's incredibly messy. And it comes with pets. My Beagle is sleeping on the floor now, and my cat jumps on my desk whenever she feels like being worshiped, er, petted.

    I'm so glad you're getting creative again. It must feel like you've been holding your breath for six months, and now you're finally exhaling. Good for you!

    1. LOL, Edie - I can relate to the "clean to messy in 0.6 seconds" phenomena. I don't let the cats come in my bedroom (where my desk is), but the living room sofa looks like a living beast most of the time because it's so covered in fur. I can clean it and 2 seconds later it's all hairy again.

      You're right about waiting to exhale. That's exactly how it's been. I'm still having to let it out slowly, but at least I'm getting there!


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