Sunday, August 24, 2014
I do not like a cluttered work space.
Or a noisy one.
Or one right next to the laundry room.
(But that's another story.)
But sometimes you just have to spread everything out and make a mess.
After today, I'm cleaning up and putting away. But for now, here's a little corner of my desk.
I'm working hard. ➜➜➜➜➜
I couldn't do it without my absolute favorite book for words.
Just now I went to look up a synonym for worry.
Guess what was in the list.
STEW. And STEW OVER.
One of my mother's favorite words.
As in, You Don't Need to Stew Over This Revision.
(She'd be wrong about that.)
I'm smiling to think that a Writer's Digest Press book as often-used as the FLIP DICTIONARY recognizes a word I love.
Now I have to decide if I put it into a middle-grade novel, will there be a kid reader in today's world who has ever stewed over anything?
Here's an earlier post where I'll tell you even more about FLIP DICTIONARY.
Click on over and read about Back-to-School supplies, with a great comment, too.
Feel free to let me know if you have any other Tools of the Trade you can't live without.