If you are a fan of Barbara O’Connor’s blog, as I am, you will know that she is a neatnik who could give Martha Stewart a run for her money. She talks about somewhere in Ireland (I think) where villages are given “Tidy Town” awards.
I would never, ever win one for my office. I spent the weekend purging because I had finished one big research project and needed to make room on my desk — and thus in my head — for the next. I managed to thin out my books, easier to do when I think of the kids reached by Page Ahead or my local elementary school who will be the recipients of said books. I pitched computer manuals for the computer I had 10 years ago and I even weeded things off my bulletin board.
But the wall of paper made up of old manuscripts has me beat. What do I do with the 21 drafts (and then some) of the Two Bobbies? The plastic bin full of Hattie stuff?
Not to mention the shelf of books about eastern Montana.
What do you do with the “stuff” leftover after making a book?
My groaning shelves really need to know!