I hate clutter both in my home and in my writing. I think it might be the whole dust issue you know. Having to pick up a hundred little knick knacks to dust a flat surface… really. But I’ve learned that simple is a useful concept for writing these days too. You can’t beat a good flash fiction piece and by good I mean pithy.
In fact most of my best stuff comes after I tighten up.However, I can’t cut back much if I haven’t written much to begin with so I’ve take up a new idea this year. I coined it “middle minding,” always starting where I left off in the middle of my present thoughts and let it run its course.
The outcome is surprising in that I often use some of that stuff in cut and paste format. I guess my creativity really isn’t linear after all therefore my most valuable thoughts would get left off if I didn’t waste a little white space when I do my first draft.