Friday, July 12, 2013

Spider Solitaire?

No, it’s not a game of spider solitaire, but my next poetry manuscript begging me for some attention (along with one of my cats, Roy--he’s “helping” me). This is, apparently, my method for organizing a book...

Most of my energy has been focused on In the Kettle, the Shriek...there’s a release party planned here in Columbus (on August 3rd! If you live nearby, you’re invited!), and the #kettleshriek contest has been in full swing (just one more day to get those entries in).

I’m loving all of these fun projects this summer, although I’m not good at working on them all simultaneously. Instead, I just rotate my energy on one at a time (two hours on one thing, an hour on another). I envy all the talented multi-taskers of the world!

Any tricks for toggling between projects? What are you working on this week?


  1. Hannah, you are so lucky to have such a talented assistant...I organized as you are when I work on a paper or my thesis (ugh- but the ending was good). I have my copy of shriek and kettle and loving it, you know it of course. I am busy as a very busy bee, and I multitask with fact, I am better off not because I tend to slow myself down with mistakes.

    Congratulations on the book and the new one...enjoy your weekend, and let Roy put the pages together. : )

  2. It's great to have the pets helping!

  3. You know how a computer will stutter when you try to move between applications with too many open? Apparently that's what happens to our brains when we multitask. I used to be the queen of multitasking and couldn't figure out why I felt drained. These days, I find it's less stress-inducing to do precisely what you've described: rotate between projects. Having a furry assistant to "help" (or is that "distract") doesn't hurt either!

  4. Thanks for your comments, everyone!

    Mona, so glad you like the book! THANK YOU!

    Juliet, pets help more than they could ever know, don't they? brain is definitely stuttering (that little loading wheel describes it perfectly) :).


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