Darlings! Welcome to the sixth edition of Clear the Decks Friday, in which we work together to dispose of the bothersome tasks that otherwise encumber our writing life!
Today, my lovelies, I am thinking about systems.
Ethelie is terribly fond of lists and priorities and stern consequences. Her lists — o, my darling, they are magnificent and mighty machines, with thousands of interlocking gears, each grinding inexorably along. Frankly, they terrify me, and when I have tried to use Ethelie’s systems, I’ve found myself weeping in the arms of my evening’s companion, instead of frolicking. There was simply no way to live up to the dreadful expectations of that beastly machine.
Gustav, on the other hand, is the exact opposite. Why, he works entirely at random. Oh, he can call it synchronicity all he wants, but for me it feels like sheer chaos. While the uncertainty lends a certain vigour and briskness to the day, I find it altogether too, too unsettling.
Clearly, my darlings, one’s ideal approach to achieving all the goalsets is as unique as the individual! We are all precious, precious snowflakes!
Thus I was delighted to learn of Mr. Forster’s SuperFocus system, which offers a delightful blend of flexibility and structure. It seems ideal for a capricious creature such as myself.
Tell me, darlings, what system do you use?
And what will you be clearing from your decks today? Tell us below.