1. Would you consider yourself an organized person? Why or why not?
It depends. I can be organized, if I want or need to be, but I’m generally not. Although I do like to consider my disorganization “chaotic order,” because even though I have shit scattered all over the place all the time, I know exactly where everything is, how it got there, and why it shouldn’t be shoved into a file folder or onto a shelf. But, really, “chaotic order” is just an excuse for me to not clean.
2. Do you keep some type of planner, organizer, calendar, etc. with you, and do you use it regularly?
Sometimes I buy a day planner, thinking to myself, “Gosh, I really need to get organized. I need to write down all of my assignments, my class schedules, and important events in my life. A day planner would definitely help me in such an endeavor.” But since it’s kind of hard to forget my class schedule, most assignments are printed in syllabi, and there are no important events in my life, it usually ends up a waste of money. I don’t think I’ve ever written a thing in any of the day planners I’ve bought.
3. Would you say that your desk is organized right now?
4. Do you alphabetize CDs, books, and DVDs, or does it not matter?
Yes, I do.
5. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to organize?
Um…well, my mind doesn’t really work in a linear, logical, or organized manner, so doing research is really, really difficult for me. And the stuff I’m researching for my novel currently is kind of complicated and time-consuming, so creating organized notes that I’ll be able to go back to when I need to will not be easy. That’s why I’ve kind of stopped and decided to work on my sci-fi script, where I can pretty much make everything up without worrying much about research.