I am a verbal lister. I always have been. People tend to stare at me funny and ask, "What did you say?" at the most interesting times simply because of my verbal listing tendencies. What I mean to say is, I say my lists out loud. I'll walk around and mutter and mumble to myself about needing to do this and that, then remind myself that I need to do such and such before I do this or that.
It's worked out so far, but I'm finding that I'm far too easily distracted sometimes just making the list. And when many of these lists involve my characters and my stories, well, I'm screwed then, because then the characters take over and they all have lists of their own. So, I've declared a cease and desist on verbal listing and I've moved on to actually writing this shit down.
And -- it seems to be working. Damn it. Don't you hate when all the things you've fought against doing because you've argued that doing it wouldn't amount to anything, that you'd just be wasting your time and supplies... Been there, done that, and wouldn't you know it, it turns out doing it works, and I have to admit I was wrong. Man, I hate that. (It could have been worse, I know. My mom could have been the one urging me to make the written lists. Now there's a scary thought, having to admit -- again, ughh -- that my mom was .... *shudder* right. Oh the pain of it makes me want to crawl back in bed.)
Oh, don't think I'll zip through all my lists like a house afire. Oh no. I do pretty well on completing a majority of the tasks on the lists, but there's always something left over to carry into the next day. And yes, I have been listing every day. For over two weeks.
Kinda scarier is that I've been going through and getting things done, getting my house and self organized. The thing that strikes me as more frightening, is that once I've gotten everything neatly organized, I won't have any excuse to put off writing my blogs ahead of schedule... **sigh**
I'll be a real grown up then. Eww, **shudder** growing up and acting my age? Nah! Ain't gonna happen. LOL.
I guess I'll just have to get used to a clean and organized work environment and home and leave the chaos and disorder in my books. Yup, that's my plan -- dump the chaos and disorder on my characters (WEG-- HAHAHAHA)
Serves 'em right for all the hard times they've given me. Okay, time to go start on my day's lists. Have a great one!!