Sunday, August 31, 2014

Organizing or Writing?

I have absolutely no motivation for cleaning my office.  I worked on it on Friday when I got done with work and got through a couple of piles but gave up once Ken got home.  I've sorted and resorted.  I need to make decisions and get things organized but mostly I look at the piles and think I'd rather be writing.

I have these great intentions of getting through all the mess and getting it organized.  I've bought the right things to help me with this but somehow I am still struggling with getting the work done.  My mind wanders from where do I want this to whatever scene I'm writing and pretty soon I'm off writing rather than organizing.

Today I'm going to attempt to work on cleaning.  Reality is my office will probably still be a mess and I'll wander off to work on one of the stories I've been writing.  I am struggling with one large scene which involves several villages and about two hundred characters (not all named) and I know some of the people on the good side are going to have to die.  There are so many questions in my head about who, what, where, when and so on that I've not been able to put it down on paper.

I did map out how the villages and encampment look.  They are ridiculously horrible.  However, it gives me a visual and I'll spread out these maps to figure out how I'll be using them once I'm writing the scene.

I've also been playing with a character development which may be turning into an actual story.  It seems like every time I wake up or put it away another scene or a fix to where I'm at comes to mind.  I currently have five manuscripts that I've finished writing.  I will shift them to the editing phase but I need a bit of time to be able to edit thoroughly.  If I edit too soon, I get more involved with writing than I do with actual editing.

This is why I get distracted from cleaning and organizing.  It is much more interesting to work on the writing then it is to work on the cleaning.  I have to get both done and stop stalling I guess.  Anyone want to take bets on which will get done today?  Stop laughing - I know it will be more writing than organizing.  

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