I didn’t know there was such a thing, but there is. It falls on the second Monday in January.

“This day is an opportunity to begin your new year with a clean and organised workspace. Whether your desk is in a private or shared office, cubicle, home or a make-shift desk on the counter, having your workspace uncluttered and organised will help you work more efficiently. A clean workspace improves productivity and inspires us, too. It often gives us a sense of serenity.

If I was still at work, I would be inclined to do this a lot earlier than 11th January. I’d more likely to be back at work at the beginning of the month and wouldn’t you think this was a better time to tackle this. By the 11th you would be back to normal and busier, and it would be the last thing on your mind.

However, when I saw they had a day for this, it reminded me of my job before I retired. I loved a clean and tidy desk and yet my colleague was the total opposite. Her desk was always commented on. It was a tip, with bits of screwed up paper, a large pad with tea stains, numerous items including pens scattered about. I constantly said I didn’t know how she could operate like that, and she would just give me a smile. It wasn’t as if she lived like that. I had been to her house and it was lovely, so was her car. But her desk, she loved it like that, and I still never found out why.

These days I have a home office. It’s where I do my writing and my crafting. I just can’t keep it tidy. I don’t know why. I don’t want it like that and now and again, I keep trying to sort it. But it is a far cry from my work desk. This is a photo of my office desk, and my home desk.

On the screen is my current book, although you can’t see it on the right hand picture, is my current work in progress. It has a title of Toxic 2 because it’s the second of what will eventually become a trilogy.

Toxic is unusual because I wrote it with another author, Karina Kantas, not so unusual I hear you say. She writes erotica and I don’t. So we produce two books, one in her name and one in my name. Identical stories, identical covers. Toxic 2 will be out next year. All three are novellas.

In the meantime this is Toxic and you can choose which one you would prefer.

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