It’s that time of the year again. The Playfriends are gearing up for our local RWA chapter’s 12th annual Romance Readers Luncheon. We’re really excited this year because the guest speaker is Vicki Lewis Thompson from over on the Soapbox Queens. And, well, we just have a good time with this “ladies’ day out” every year.
Most of us have a hand in either coordinating something for the luncheon or helping out in some way. You know we can’t just sit back and not be involved! I, myself, take on the task each year of creating the baskets and goodies that are raffled off to the participants. Last year, I ended up creating 25 of these raffle prizes that had to be coordinated and schlepped down to the Luncheon space.
This leads me to my blog topic today: my office. You see, in order to create these baskets in May, I have to start collecting filler items and books in January. We get lots of donations from chapter members and authors that have to be stored somewhere until assembly begins. As of last week, I couldn’t see the carpet in my office from all the stuff stacked in there. There was one little pathway leading from the doorway to the office chair.
Here is the now cleaned-up version. Just a little extra floor space.
Now, don’t get me wrong. This is actually great, because it means I’ve been given lots of basket items and will be able to create some pretty incredible giveaways. On the other hand, my out-of-control office is making me antsy. It is hard to work with all the visual clutter, and I’m distracted by the desire to start organizing. Problem is, if I get started, I may not be able to stop. Won’t get a lot of writing done that way.
Do you have a hard time working with lots of clutter around? Does it make it hard for you to focus or can you pretty much tune it out?
The Playfriends would love for you to join us at Heart of Dixie’s 12th Annual Romance Readers Luncheon! Check out the details at www.heartofdixie.org .