Friday, March 6, 2009

A Room of One's Own, part deux

Remember my office? Remember how I excited I was about it? How I promised to clean it up? Hmm. Let's just say it got to the point where I would just crack the door, toss junk inside, and slam the door before anything fell on me.

This week, though, it was suggested to me by the guy from that show Clean Sweep a very wise friend that clutter in one's work space is a sign that one is terrified of the novel one is supposed to be writing not taking one's work seriously. Obviously this person has access to my internet records doesn't know anything.

I worked and worked. I bribed Destructo with all the masking tape he could eat and we worked for two hours. And voila!














I know. But look at the clear desk top! I sat there for two hours today and wrote and wrote and wrote. Baby steps, people.

11 comments:

J. Thorp said...

that's a pretty nice chair for someone not taking their work seriously ... :- P

Diane T said...

Messy, disordered, erm, great minds must think alike! Except I posted the "before" picture on my blog today. I'm still working for the after ... but I can see a couple of spots of wood on my desk.

Debbie Diesen said...

Looks wonderful!

(But you should photoshop in some piles of crumpled-up papers. That would look very writerly.)

Jacqui said...

Thorp, that was a present. I love it love it love it.

Diane, I will go see. I find rearranging piles to be a creative activity, obviously.

Debbie, brilliant! Maybe I could also Photoshop in a completed manuscript...

cath c said...

i have 1 lingering box of 'to be fileds' that keeps growing. my baby finds it amusing to wing the top most papers about the room while i attempt my manuscript....

Jacqui said...

cath c, we have three file boxes of "to be filed." And no file cabinet. And I can totally picture my son winging the papers like that.

cindy said...

we have the same chair, wifey! and i am SO JEALOUS you have your OWN OFFICE and you just use it as storage. wt!!!! happy weekend!

Rena said...

Looks normal to me -- :)

Laura Handy said...

My office is fairly organized compared to the rest of the house - no we didn't get carpet put in over the hardwood floor, that's just dog hair I haven't felt like cleaning up, or I mean, because I've been so busy writing :)

Amber Lough said...

I want your chair.

Jacqui said...

I do love my chair, I must admit.

And Cindy, exactly! That's why I had to clean it up.