I know when I’m real busy my desk looks like a hurricane went through. I couldn’t have possibly made that mess. There are few things that make me happier than throwing stuff out or crossing things off a list. YAY! To getting things done.
Here is Viki Lyn to talk a about how important and peaceful it is to clear out the clutter.
“Clutter-clearing is modern-day alchemy.” Denise Linn
I’m a believer of working in a creative space. What that space looks like is different for every person. For me, I have to have a clean desk before I start a new book. I can’t work in clutter for very long. So for the past week, I rolled up my sleeves, took out the dust cloth and got to work. Old research files were boxed and stored, art supplies pitched or given to Goodwill, a file cabinet moved in which allowed me to clean up piles of files on my desk. It’s amazing how exhilarating it feels to rid the room of objects no longer needed. I actually feel a clean, pure energy when I enter my office now. And this energy nurtures new ideas and that’s always exciting.
As you can tell, my creative space is important to me. Maybe because I have my moon in Cancer? Home is where I regenerate my spirit. I’m not one to collect a lot of knickknacks but there are special objects I love to have around me—goddess statues, iconic crosses and books are a few of these things. Two large bulletin boards are pinned with pictures of men that represent my characters, snapshots of family and friends and miscellaneous fun stuff. And I have to confess, I have a TV and PlayStation 3 set up for gaming—because that’s how I clear the chattering in my head.
I’m thrilled to have an uncluttered space for the fall season. September is the month for finishing projects. It’s a time of completion. And that’s what I’m doing, completing stories that I’ve started over the summer: Lover’s Trill was released this month with Musa Publishing. I’m in edits for two upcoming books—Sins of Lust, a new paranormal and Perceived Love, a contemporary novella. My co-writer just sent me her finished WIP for book 2. We hope to have the ms ready for edits by the end of the month. When October rolls in, I’ll be ready to start new stories and projects.
I’m curious how you feel about creative spaces, and if you have a special place where you write, create or just be. So leave a comment and one winner will be chosen to receive a free digital book from my backlist.
Happy Reading! Viki
I’ll end this post with a quote from the famous textile designer, artist, writer, William Morris:
“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris
New Release: Lover’s Trill: Let the musical magic of Vienna weave a second chance at love.
Rocker Leo needs a break. From the band, roadies, everything related to his present life. Wandering the streets of Vienna, he chances upon a poster that just might change his life. Andre Revele, renowned violinist, and Leo’s ex-lover, is performing in the city. It’s been years since Leo slipped out of Andre’s life, but he’s never forgotten their passionate love of music and each other.
Andre is shocked when Leo shows up backstage after his performance. He is angry, but he can’t walk away. Against his better judgment, he invites Leo to his hotel for a drink. Not sure what he wants from Leo, he knows what his body wants. A night of passionate sex leads to another, until he’s lost his heart to Leo again.
When Andre finds his trust in Leo tested, Leo must prove his loyalty by using their one common passion – music – to bind their hearts.
As requested above, let us know how you deal with clutter in your workspace, clutter in your life. Comment below for a chance to win an e-book from Viki’s backlist.
Open until Thursday, September 20th at 11:59 pm (PST). Winner will be selected and notified on Friday.