Today I had organized for getting things done that I don't like to do - things like ...well...my taxes and organizing paper stuff and getting all the piles of books out of the living room and downstairs into the over stuffed shelves. I've started all of these things today - I've dusted and I do have all the books sitting on our ginormous dining room table. I've even taken some down but then I found a dvd that I didn't recognize (no words on it - no container) so I popped it in and it was the video prepared for my Aunt Alice's wake so I listened to it and kept my eye on the pictures of her whizzing by - a life so fast yet so long! And then I found the copy of Norbert Nipkin and sat down and read it. While I was there I noticed that where Ron patched up the ceiling there is a thin layer of dust that didn't get got. So I came up to get another pile of books and the duster but I wanted to write my blog and also check to see if my tax enforcer was coming out (taxes on line - connection problem). I pay him to make me do my taxes. Never mind - it works. Taking a page from Elizabeth Spann Craig and see how this monkey mind thing applies to my writing. I think I am slightly ADD so must have a lot going on in order to focus. My writing gains from that because my experience is fairly vast. It suffers because I keep needing to drag my attention back to focus on what I'm doing now. Probably that is why I like things like NaNoWriMo - my monkey mind is busy trying to do what it said it would while my writing mind is able to concentrate on the job at hand.
How does focus work for the rest of you creative types - writers, knitters, parents and lovers?
The photo today is of the legs of a young woman (13) sister to a new baby that we were welcoming into the world of women the other day.