Revisions came at the end of last week, which means I've been eating and breathing my book and honestly, when I finish I don't want to read. Revisions take a stupidly huge amount of brainpower. So as a result I haven't finished my RITA books yet, though I *am* on the last one.
In lieu of #Fridayreads - and I promise this is the last week! - I'm going to talk about housecleaning.
I cleaned the house last night. I could not stand it any more. I actually HAD to do it rather than revising. I don't generally work at night, but having the house dirty was driving me crazy, and it takes away from my focus. Now I can hear lots of you groaning. OMG, Donna, let it go, you are probably saying. And you see I have let it go. I've done what is for me the bare minimum for the last few weeks (because February is crazy month, remember?). But when I do that there comes a point I can't stand it anymore, and that point was yesterday.
Maybe it was the full moon, I don't know. But I do know that when I'm revising or really close to deadline, my head is full of the chaos of my book. So to balance that, I need my world to be in order. Clean laundry, vacuumed floors, a decent dusting and fresh toilet is LIBERATING.
I know. I'm weird. But honestly - if it helps me work better...
And look at it this way. Now I don't have to clean on the weekend!