The State of My Desk, 10/17/2013

Earlier today on Twitter, I was asked what my desk looked like, specifically, the relative messiness or neatness of it:

 

When I got home from work, I snapped this photo, which captures the state of my desk as of late afternoon, Thursday, October 17, 2013:

My Desk, October 17 2013
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A few observations:

  1. My desk is quite messy at the moment. In my experience, the more cluttered my own desk is, the busier I happen to be. The reason is pretty straight-forward: when I am busy working on writing projects and other things, decluttering my desk gets a low priority.
  2. There is paper on my desk! Mostly this is stuff that I haven’t gotten around to scanning in yet. See #1 above. Besides, as much as I would like to be paperless, there is a world out there pushing paper on me.
  3. Careful observers will note that my 2013 John Picacio calendar is still showing September. See my reasoning in #1 above.

So, is your desk cluttered or clear at the moment?

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

1 thought on “The State of My Desk, 10/17/2013

  1. I spy…Wonderbook! Your desk is still a surgical operating theater compared to mine, and you produce a ton more work than I do.

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