Spring’s here, and it’s time to clean up your act—and your house. Why not get your writing life organized, too? I once used the following quotes to speak to a women’s group about organizing. The principles they present will help you get your work organized, too.
Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. – A.A Milne, writer of Winnie the Pooh.
- “This is my scissors rack. If you use them, put them back.” –my mother’s scissors rack
- “Everything should be done with dignity and in proper order.” —1 Corinthians 14:40, Common English Bible
- “When it comes to organizing a workspace, relaxation and comfort aren’t the primary goals. Work is about efficiency and productivity. … The more neat and logically organized your workspace is, the better you will be at your job.”— Peter Walsh
- “Plan your work and work your plan.” –attributed to Vince Lombardi, former Green Bay Packers coach, and Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the UK
- “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” ― Benjamin Franklin
- “Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind.” —Proverbs 21:5, The Message
- “Write something every day.” Who knows who first said this. You hear it from writing teachers, workshop leaders, and other writers. A variation is “write one hour every day.”
- “If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got.” —Lee Iacocca
- “Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3, Common English Bible
- “We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails.” Proverbs 19:21, The Message
Readers, do you bother with spring cleaning? Any kind of regular re-organizaton? Please comment on this post and share your thoughts. If you receive this post by email, please click on the title of the post to go to my site. Scroll down to Leave a Reply and comment there.
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