Nanowrimo Tip of the Day Clean Up Your Act
Nanowrimo is mere days away, so you’ve got something important to do.
Take a second, don’t freak out. I know you’re think “what what, I’ve got my concept, I’ve got characters laid out, and outline made, I’ve scheduled all my time, told my family to piss off, I’ve even choreographed a performance piece inspired by my themes”
Okay first off, who the hell told you to do perfomance art?
Second off. Clean.
Go to your desk, your office, your laptop and clean.
It’s a great place to get lost and procrastinate once you’ve started writing, so get it out of the way now. Don’t give yourself the chance to procrastinate later. Clean everything. Clean your whole day house.
A clean work environment will not only stop giving you things to procrastinate with, but will also make things more condusive to focussing on the task at hand. You’ll be all proud at the nice way things are, and it smells all lemony instead of that usual dust smell.
And when then house is clean, open up the lapto, desktop, pda, iphone wherever it is you’re going to be writing and do the same.
- Answer all your emails right now.
- Pay your bills.
- Take out the trash
- Clean the litter box
- Clean the fridge
- Clean the kids
- Replace that burnt out light bulb
- Check the air in your tires
- Fill up your tank