I cleaned up a petrified mass of molasses from one cupboard. I sorted utensils. And tossed a lot of junk. I scrubbed shelves. And I shook my head at the sad state of our kitchen. Oy! It was pretty bad.
And the end result? Somehow I think I have a bigger mess than when I started...
Urgh. And I wanted to get the whole thing done in one day. Yep. I'm a crazy optimist.
You may be wondering why cleaning my kitchen will help me get busy with my writing. What does it have to do with FWOM? Well....it's like this...
I am really behind. In a lot of things...housework, piles, projects half done, etc. And because of all these things, it makes it hard for me to focus on my writing without feeling massive quantities of guilt. Guilt for all the things I'm behind on.
So, while I still spent time writing yesterday (finished revising a chapter...yay!), I also tried to spent a lot of time getting my kitchen in better order. Hopefully I can finish tidying it up today. And then what next? I have to go to Walmart. blech.
But! I'm also reading an excellent book. Want to hear about it? Sure you do!
Floors by Patrick Carman
Ok. This middle grade novel is such a fun read! It's quirky and funny and so suspenseful. I can't figure out what's going to happen. I love the characters.....an old inventor who built a strange and wonderful hotel (but he's disappeared!), a curious boy who will do anything to solve the old inventor's wild puzzle and then there's the ducks and Remi and Ms. Sparks is such a great cranky character....I'm having such a good time reading this one.
So, how about you? Anyone else trying to Focus, Wrap Up and Organize? How's it coming?