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Writing a Book (Part 3): Lower your standards of cleanliness

I have turned into a person I don’t recognise.

Normally my home is tidy. I can’t cope with mess; it makes me feel depressed and overwhelmed. So, whilst I wouldn’t say I’m obsessive about tidiness and cleanliness, I usually manage to keep on top of things.

Not so now.

Now that I am up at 5.30am and working 11-hour days on this book all standards of cleanliness, hygiene and tidiness have gone out the window.

I don’t have time to bother with trifling things like cooking, cleaning and washing up. And woe betide the friend who has the audacity to pop by unannounced or phone me for a chat in the evening!

My work place is a mess…

Messy work place
My kitchen looks like slightly unhinged…

Messy kitchen
I can sum up how life is for me right now in one sentence:

I have eaten leftover roast dinner for the past three nights… and guess what’s on the menu tomorrow evening?

Roast dinner

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2 thoughts on “Writing a Book (Part 3): Lower your standards of cleanliness

  1. Sounds normal to me ; ) In fact, one of the reasons I’m taking a break from writing blog posts for a few weeks is to catch up on the housework and the gardening! Good times, good times. Besides, real friends won’t mind if the dishes aren’t done…

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    1. True about the friends (though I have turned into a hermit over the past few weeks, so there’s little danger of any friend seeing the mess!). Enjoy your housework and gardening. I don’t have a big garden but love pottering around, picking herbs and checking to see if my tomatoes have ripened – it’s such a refreshing break from the computer. Good plan!

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