Stephen King calls it 'Killing your little darlings'. It means getting rid of the junk that gets in the way of good writing.
My two goals for today:
1. CLEAN MY WORKSPACE. This really won't be a problem for me, since there is a 19 year old now sleeping in my office. My workspace is a big comfy chair and a toasty blanket. Just how I like it.
However, if you looked at my computer/email files you would see why I need to take some time to organize. I settled in to work on a piece this morning and couldn't find it in any of my files. Time to declutter!
2. CLEAN MY WORDS. Kick the fluff to the curb. Remove all unnecessary words and phrases. Get rid of words like "that" and "things". In the words of Jeff Goins, "Say what you need to say and be done with it."
So here I go! I'm off to kill 'em. Kill 'em all.
Is there anything in your own life you need to clean up? Here's to killing the clutter!