You know, this A to Z blogfest is actually pretty fun. I've enjoyed coming up with subjects to match the letter of the day. It gets my brain thinking early.
Today, E is the lucky letter, and I'm going to post on something that I am doing today. Eliminating. And I don't mean just in writing, but that is a good place to start too.
I'm talking about getting rid of all the clutter in your life. My niece was telling me that she seldom visits her dad, my sister's ex, because he's a hoarder--just like you see on TV, and she doesn't like taking her kids there. Sad, isn't it?
I can't stand clutter. I have a bag--at ALL times--that I throw stuff in that we don't need, which doesn't fit or is worn out. I give the bag to the DI or Salvation Army. It's a catch 22 for my husband because he doesn't like me throwing things out, but he's a saver. Not a hoarder though, thank heavens.
I save those things that I'm sentimental about, but that's it. If I haven't worn it in the last while, out it goes. Same goes with my kid's stuff. Today, I'm cleaning out my 9 and 3 yr old's room. I LOVE IT! I love tossing and organizing and keeping things that work. I love folding and placing the clothes where they go and throwing out the chaff that doesn't fit anymore. They hate it. I do it while they're at school. No sense in 'hoarding' what we don't need. Plus, someone else might need it more.
Do the same with your writing. Go through your latest ms and sift, toss, cut and re-arrange. I promise, you'll be glad you did.