My desk starts out neat and by the end of a study or writing session I can barely see the wood of the desk beneath all the paper! Sometimes desks get out of control and that’s totally normal! If it’s messy it’s because I used a lot of resources or wrote a lot of things or got so caught up in something I didn’t want to stop to clean up in case I lost the “zone” I was in.
Today I started off editing one poem. And then wanted to group it together with another so that they stayed together in the final manuscript. And then I reread both of them together and got inspired to write another poem which gave me the idea for a section title for some of the poems in the book which I had to write down on my contents page. And then remembered something I wanted to add in on another poem and all that caused a lot of paper to spread out.
Sometimes mess means you’ve been productive.