birds in a barrel's mission is to release creative nonfiction into the wild.

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

ADD and This Isn't Math

Gads, it's a mess! Frighteningly so. I have mementos, photos, containers of more pens than anyone should have in a lifetime. stacks of papers that I NEED to review (they've been on my desk for months) an old greeting card, mousepad and mouse, second monitor, "nose" for my computer glasses...You get the idea.

I have major distractability. I have a 4- by 6-inch framed picture of a shark on my desk. The caption reads "Slow down." My husband says I'm like a shark. I can't stop swimming, swimming, swimming through the day of work, cooking, cleaning, writing until I am so tired I'm ready to drop. He says it's a sickness.

There is something not quite kosher about this behavior. I want to stop. I need to stop. I don't even like sharks. But, right now, I've been up since 4:00 a.m. and it's 10:38 p.m. I'm getting punchy. Messay workspace will stay that way at least until tomorrow.

Good night.