Monday, April 12, 2010

Trying to get organized.

My husband will tell you I'm anything but organized. I'd like to disagree with him; pre-Mommyhood (aka "the time before the brain got sucked out of my head and replaced with rainbows and fairy dust), I was the Queen of Organized.

Color coding. Charts. Calendars. Schedules. Menu plans. A place for everything and everything in its place. File folders. Budgets. Bills paid (on time!). Balanced checkbook and a maintainance schedule for the car.

Now I'm lucky to be able to find a pen that writes and something to write on. (Never mind a calendar.) My wallet holds a collection of receipts (but rarely any money) and I never know what's for dinner until I open the freezer and see what's available to cook. (And then, I do an inventory of the cupboards and pull something together. If we're lucky. Or, I order pizza.)

My blogging reflects this lack of organization; sporadic at best, never sticking to any one topic (except perhaps writing...I think). But this is about to change! (She insisted, hoping that she wasn't about to make a colossal fool of herself in front of the entire internet.) I've decided to create a schedule. Ready? Here it is:

I'm going to blog Mondays (manuscripts, manuscript fixes, and any other M-word I can come up with), Wednesdays (works in progress, words, whatever...) and Fridays (fiction, fiction authors and f-word stuff. I think this will be the day I will feature--aha!--interviews with authors, among other things.

If I commit to three days out of seven (there are seven, right? They all seem to blur into one long period of time where I occaisionally get to sleep), then you (my gallent and probably confused readers) will know when to show (if to show). At least, that's the plan.

It's been a long time since I've had a plan. Living with a three-year-old means short attention spans and a tendency toward spontaniety. So this too, could fall through. (I'll pencil it into my calendar, though.) Starting Wednesday...


  1. I've tried to get a schedule down and it never works out. I hope you're more successful.

  2. Nice! I'm switching up my blog schedule to post *less*, so I'll send my leftover days your way, K? :-)

    Looking forward to your posts, as always...

  3. Good luck! I know you can do it! I think I need to reaccess my own organization and schedule.