When you need a new plan

If I refused to write until the perfect conditions existed, I would always find an excuse to avoid it. But as I sat down to write recently, no clue where to start, my attention drifted to the clutter around me—all available space at my make-shift desk covered with laptop, notebooks, magazines, old paperwork, paper towels and an empty glass. On the floor: an oven broiler pan, orange plastic Halloween candy bowl, “a guide to beer,” pain management CDs, copies of articles I’ve had published, an old camera and a kitty nesting on my laptop bag. In addition to the clutter, a family member is either coming or going from the shared household office (did someone really have to test the smoke detector batteries while I was writing?). My plan needs an overhaul, stat. First, I must 1) make the space peaceful and inviting to encourage creativity, and 2) modify the times I write so I can do so uninterrupted.

What do you need to “get ‘er done?”

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