Three clear surfaces. It's like a miracle.
Every now an then I hit the wall on clutter and can NO LONGER THINK until there's a clean desk. This was one of those weeks.
I read recently that every time you get distracted, it takes quite a while to get back on track. Work is constant distraction—emails, phone calls, Facebook, Twitter, office drop-ins, questions to answer, copy to review, copy to write, meetings to attend. So when I have big, hardcore project to tackle, it's tough—getting my brain focused isn't as easy as it used to be.
Same with the festival work. I have to just grab the least pleasant task off the to-do list and plow through it.