Monday, January 20, 2014

Organize, organize, organize!

I'm the first to admit that I'm a little obsessive-compulsive. I like to have things put in just the right place and done in just the right way. Sometimes I just can't help myself.

Being a writer and tutor, I have to keep myself completely organized. Otherwise I'll forget what I'm doing, who I'm talking to, and what I'm supposed to be teaching. It's happened before. Once I went into a biology tutoring session and started talking to the students in Spanish. They all looked at me like I was completely insane. I honestly don't blame them. After that, I kept a color coded calendar. That way I could just look at it and slip into a different mindset just by seeing a different color. What can I say? It works.

I've found that it's important to stay organized when I write, too. Even if it means just keeping the things on my desk put in the proper place. When things around me are organized, it feels like my mind stays organized, too. And it makes writing so much easier. It helps with planning a blog tour and keeping all those dates and posts and everything straight, too.

Although I'm still trying to figure out Rafflecopter. It's going to be interesting.

The point is that being organized is something that sometimes falls by the wayside as a writer. We get lost in our own heads so much and sometimes we see these events in our heads so out of order that we forget that things in the real world happen in a sequence. And organization is key.

So whether it's in your personal, professional, or writing life--organize, organize, organize!

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Edited by - Stephanie King