Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Creativity Needs Space, Clear Clutter

Clutter quoteA photo I shared on Facebook scared me about clutter, especially in my writing space. The photo is on my May 22nd Facebook post. Click here.

I consulted with Diane Halfman, professional organizer, whose talk at Lisa Sasevich’s Bootcamp in San Diego inspired me. I told her I’m  embarrassed about the piles of books and papers surrounding my desk because I am a Feng Shui consultant. I know better than to let clutter get out of hand, especially since my ‘writing cave’ is in my wealth corner.

We set up a plan. Before June 7th, I need to read her book and start clearing, a little at a time or more if I get on a roll. On the 7th, we will talk on the phone about my progress and what I’ll work on for about four hours that day. No interruptions, no excuses, just steady clearing. The last half an hour, we will discuss what I accomplished.

Halfman reminded me that creativity wants space.  I have many writing and speaking projects I want to do, yet I’m procrastinating.  Clutter is the foe.

The first quote in Halfman’s book, 10 Tips for Clearing the Confusion of Clutter, is “Clearing clutter gives you the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual space that supports you to be able to create and enjoy your life.”

The 14 page book is free on her website: www.DianeHalfman.com

June 8th I’ll let you know if our plan worked. Wish me luck.  Clutter sign






Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog


  1. Wondering Julaina! Good luck. I have a passion for organizing and will look at Diane’ systems. Thanks for sharing. Hope you’re well.

    • julaina says:

      Hi Kimberly,
      Thanks for wishing me good luck. Yes, I am very well.

      I hoped you would be at Molly’s last week to hear my new direction, thanks to you. Your reminders and suggestions for my passion and goal gave me the incentive to search and I found a perfect teacher. I went to her boot camp in San Diego and plan to continue learning from her. I’ll send you a note about it.

      I loved hearing from you in this comments section.

      • Wow Julaina! I’m so excited for you. That is great. Thank you. You’ve brought so much to my life and I’m blessed to call you my friend!

        I’m sorry I missed the meeting at Molly’s. We are putting our house on the market next week so things have been really crazy. …and sorry – cannot believe my typo! I meant ‘wonderful’….lol darn auto correct. Are you around this week for a quick chat? I’m in town. Miss you!!!

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