Monday, November 5, 2018

Make Mine Mystery

November 5, 2018

Linda Lee Kane

Mistakes happen! I was going to continue my information to you about data and statistics on writing novellas from the Fussy Librarian. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I was watching a video from a writing coach about organizing my workspace. Looking around I noticed I had papers everywhere. I began cleaning, thinking that this would help me write more efficiently. In cleaning my desk and work area I began to throw papers out, including an application for two book signings, the Fussy Librarian email I received, and research I had done on a book.

Mistakes happen, yes, they do. I make them constantly and I can either cry about it or I can look at the positive and grow from the experience. I’ve had to face these truths about myself. That I have way too many irons in the fire and I’ve been making mistakes far too often.

I don’t regret my mistakes, I believe someone was telling me to slow down. To be more deliberate in my actions and in writing. So, I purchased a daytimer to record what I need to do every day. I write down what I’m grateful for and what I’m excited about. And, every day I post an affirmation and I include my exercise for the day, and finally my wins for the day.
I don’t regret my mistakes, I regret not sharing.

Linda L. Kane MA in Education, PPS, School Psychologist, and Learning Disability Specialist, is the author of Death on the Vine, Chilled to the Bones and an upcoming re-release of the The Black Madonna. She has written several children’s books, including Clyde to the Rescue, Matty’s Adventures in Numberland, Cowboy Jack and Buddy Save Santa, Katerina Ballerina, and Witch Number is Which. 


Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Oh, I would find it so upsetting to learn I'd thrown out my research for a book!

Morgan Mandel said...

I have piles of papers on and around my desk. I try to establish order, but it all keeps coming back. I'm just not organized by nature and keep trying to be but it's hopeless!

Linda Thorne said...

This post and comments makes me feel a little better because I know it's not just me who is disorganized. I probably take longer to do a lot of things because of it. I've tried all kinds of tools and tricks-of-the-trade, but some of it just seems to be my nature and I think I'll always have to do something a little longer or twice as long because I'm just not going to be super organized.