In the Booth
February 25, 2009
Back in the days when I shared a studio space with a graphic-designer friend, we used to joke about my stepping into the soundproof booth (remember those old game shows?) in order to crunch away on some writing. There was no actual booth, of course, no typing away with Burt Convy-issued hamburger-bun headphones on. It was just an expression for, “Can’t talk now. Work to be done.”
“In the booth” is shorthand I still use when it’s time to get to work, or to explain why I’ve dropped out for a few days. I think it’s going to become shorthand on this blog when my postings lag. Where have you been? In the booth.
Notes coming soon on a children’s nonfiction class I’m taking. In the booth this week on an article for that.
Also trying to get back to some poetry revisions, and catch up on lots of good poetry reading. More booth time.
Conversation on the Dewey Decimal System and how it relates to coping in these stressful economic times–there is a connection. More coming soon.