In my first post on Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown I said that I was finding essentialism to be like minimalism but for work and life activities rather than things. Early on McKeon says "our lives get cluttered as well-intended commitments and activities we've said yes to pile up."
It's easy to see how life clutter accumulates in our private lives. We have family responsibilities and
jump at every volunteer and social opportunity and collect new interests like sports cards. But what about clutter in writers' work lives? Can that even happen?
Yeah, it can. How often do we want to:
- Attend every nearby and sometimes not nearby writers' conference?
- Attend every writer gathering?
- Accept every request to read and blurb books?
- Get on every new social media platform?
- Join still another writers' Facebook group?
- Read every new book on writing?