Coffee Talk and Writer Secrets

Dar Writes

Good morning, writers.

How is the writing going?

Have you done your 48-hour check?

Have you written in the last 24 hours? Have you planned when are you writing in the next 24?

I’ve been thinking a lot about where I am and where I want to go with my writing. Of course, I would never subject you to the hours of journaling, boxes of content, oodles of computer files, or piles of index cards. I made a promise to the malamute to never talk about the two index cards she ate. I hope it was nothing valuable (have you ever tried to pull an index card from a malamute’s mouth? Her teeth are huge and then she thinks you’re playing and tries to play with you and goes into a vocal sing-a-long to your rant).

No, I won’t talk about that.

What I want to talk to you about…

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From the Files: Organizing Your Home Office

Dar Writes

Editing Process and FunGood morning, writers! Do you ever get the urge to clean everything around your workspace? I finally have my in box under control. This week’s DarWrites topic is organization. I’ve spent the last few days getting an office makeover. A fellow freelancer asked me why I redo my office yearly; I asked why not. I’m at my desk for at least eight hours a day; why shouldn’t I make my office a place of creativity, inspiration, and organization?

With that in mind, I cleared everything out of the in basket, refilled the filing cabinet, and came up with a new inbox strategy. Between the new office setup and my planner, I’ve got a decent setup. Here are a few ideas for your home office that have worked successfully in mine. Try them out; you may find a new strategy that works for you.

I’m a piler; I love stacks of…

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