Mama Diaries

Friday, January 18, 2013

Monster Pile

I'm always harping on my kids to clean up their piles.  Today, my daughter decided to turn the tables.  "Mom, have you ever looked at your pile?"

"What pile?" I asked.

"Come here."  She dragged me to my room and pointed to the lower shelf of my night stand.  "That one."

I grinned.  Yes, there was a pile sitting there.  It started off harmlessly as a book and a manuscript.  But it's grown.  I now have four manuscripts, five books, a Kindle, a pile of CDs, and a bunch of pens and pencils.  How did that happen?

Well,  let me tell you.  Three of the five books are research books for my current WIP. One book I'm reviewing.  Another I'm reading on the Kindle, and the other, The Last Lecture, has been on my list to read for a long time.  I'm finally reading it. ( Okay.  So I know it's a little weird to read three books at once, but that's how I roll.)  As far as the manuscripts go, one is my WIP, two I'm revising, and the other is the one I'm trying to get published.  And the CDs?  Well, I have to listen to the music I play and teach, so of course I have to have a pile of CDs!  So there.

"Mom, what are you going to do about your pile?" my daughter asked.

"Absolutely nothing.  I want to see how big it can get.  I want a monster pile!"

23 comments:

  1. LOL I've got those piles all over my house. They're not going anywhere, either. :)

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  2. *LOL* I'm a piler too! I don't mind piles as long as they have some "order" in my head.

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    1. I know exactly where everything is in my pile, so nobody had better mess with it!

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  3. Haha, I'm currently reading 4 books and they're all stacked on the nightstand.

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    1. You are a great multi-tasker! I hear it's a sign of intelligence. ;)

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  4. I have piles in my work area too. I think most writers do!

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  5. I have piles of books I want to read but keep getting side tracked.

    Yvonne.

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  6. haha wait until she wants a bigger pile than yours and the contest begins.

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  7. I can relate to this. My piles have extended to underneath the bed.

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    1. Ha! My daughter's piles have done that.

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  8. haha...I think all writers have a pile! You described exactly what under my nightstand looks like. :)

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  9. Monster pile - I love it! I can't believe how much you accomplish. Keep inspiring me, Sherry! :-)

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    1. :0) I'll keep doing what I do, but sometimes I feel like a chicken with its head cut off. (Now where did I put my head?)

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  10. That's funny. My to-read pile got to be such a mess that I got one of those little book holders to put them in.

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  11. Haha! This sounds so much like me. I have a whole bunch of my own monster piles lying about. (The TBR pile, art in progress, etc.) I plan to do nothing about 'em, too. :P

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  12. I've got monster piles all over in the office. They are getting out of control!

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