Thursday, July 24, 2008

An Organized Mind

Research should help organize your mind and solidify the details of your story and its setting. I spent all day yesterday researching and instead of clarity I end up with this:

Pah! I have enough to do already, thank you very much, and this does not fit into the world of Angie, where everything has its place.

9 comments:

Yvonne said...

That actually looks pretty tidy to me. Love your notebooks, very colourful!

marmiteandtea said...

It looks very tidy to me, in fact I think I may need to tidy up our desk!

Angie said...

Yvonne, Aren't they fun? Pretty notebooks are so inspiring.

Yvonne and m&t,
Really? Oh dear, must be my OCD then. I prefer the whole thing to be cleared and all the remaining work-related papers must be neatly stacked. Drives husband crazy because if he sets any papers on there, I notice immediately and begin nagging. ;) My old boss used to laugh too because his desk looked like a tornado hit it! Clutter distracts me and instead of writing, I just want to clean.

Kristen said...

Looks like the world of Angie just met the world of Kristen. ;-) I've made far bigger messes in my time, however.

Angie said...

Kristen, you're not that messy, but you can attest to how messy this is for me. ;)

KatW said...

It looks great to me - far neater than where I sit right now! In fact there is something intriguing about your writing space. Its as if I want to lean closer and gain clues to the story being created from this research. Kat :-)

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

I've seen a lot worse and I am often the cause of it. I do agree that being organized makes a big difference when it is time to get some writing done.

Paige said...

I love seeing other writer's desks! I'm so nosy!

Angie said...

Kat, I guess I've learned that I can't work amongst disorder, or else all I want to do is clean, which is what I did immediately after taking the photo. ;) If you lean too close you'll find pages of notes and photocopies of articles to be read. *sigh*

Chad, organization is so key for me. I see I'll have to work harder at disorder to impress you lot!

Me too, Paige! I love peeking at the ways other writers work.