Monday, August 26, 2013

Getting Organized

"Hoo-boy," as my favorite character in A Year Down Yonder says, I am getting organized!

I moved my computer desk from the kitchen to the room next door that used to be our laundry room.

My so-called computer desk is actually a 24" x 40" enamel top table from the old days. It has a small drawer with a crystal  knob where I can store this and that.

I have two pictures hanging on the wall in front of me to inspire my imagination . . .

a fold-out display board that I can attach picture book pages to and use as a picture book dummy board . . .

now empty, but I have sectioned off 32 grids
 to place pages of my PB manuscripts on.

and a place where I can file my folders.

I am making a folder for each of my main manuscripts, an ideas folder, a writing tips folder (which is way too crowded and needs to be sub-divided), contest folder, publishers folder, etc.

I am hoping this will help me be more productive. While moving out here to my new room, I discovered so much forgotten stuff in my piles of paper, books and notebooks.
I also hope to start blogging on a regular schedule.

Do you have any organizational tips to share with us?

I leave you today with a favorite quote:

"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." Anton Chekhov

Happy Writing!

Posted by Janet F Smart   on Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch.


  1. That's a great quote about showing instead of telling! And my grandparents had one of those enamel-topped tables with the drawer, so I can picture that exactly.

    You seem way more organized than I am. My writing desk is in our spare room and I have two huge plastic bins filled with old manuscripts and rejection letters. :) I do have a writing tip folder and an ideas folder, but they're in Word.

    1. Hi Joanne. I see I'm not the only one who gets rejection letters. And my computer desktop is more cluttered with folders than my real desk. :o)

  2. I love getting organized. I've shifted things around in my office several times. It's so satisfying.

    1. It sure is, Marcia. I just hope I can stay organized.


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