Yeah, best laid plans and all that…I had some interesting ideas to toy with for a new post, but kind of got distracted by my Great Office Cleanup Project. In short, I decided that my old arrangement of printed manuscripts on the bottom shelf (and partially blocked by a file box) and unsorted piles of stuff on the shelf above wasn’t working. What I thought would take one day ended up taking both Saturday and Sunday, as the cleanup also included the partially obscured bookcase next to the loveseat, the four small storage boxes next to the desk, and the rest of the tall black bookshelf.
All told, I got rid of about twenty ancient spiral notebooks, most of them over a decade old, that I haven’t used in ages–I ripped out what few pages I did use and sorted them into their proper piles and threw the remains in the recycling. There’s also a box full of stuff that can either be shredded or tossed, and one final smaller box of non-writing personal bits and bobs that I need to sort through. I reorganized by putting all related project stuff together, putting trunked and unimportant projects down on the bottom shelf, and current projects up on the second. All poetry and journals are together on another shelf, and all the reference books are up on top. In short, it’s still a bit messy, but at least I know where the hell everything is now!
We shall return to our regularly scheduled writing this week, and I’m planning to get another post out ASAP. Thanks again for your patience!
SHAMELESS PLUG TIME!
I’m plugging his project for
two three reasons:
1. I’m a big fan of his music, and it’s worth checking out, especially 2012’s Eating Chicken. He’s done everything from experimental sound textures to lovely balladry to quirky angular pop. He’s quite the excellent songwriter and I love what he’s done creatively.
2. I like the idea he came up with for this current project, as it’s got some parallels to what I’m doing here with Walk in Silence, by revisiting his childhood via roadtrip and writing an album about it. I’m quite curious as to how this will unfold and would love to hear new music from him.
3. Like many creative people, he actually records music as a labor of love, as he actually has a full-time career outside of the music field. I’ll pay forward to anyone who’s that dedicated to their craft.
So yeah–check it out, and give him some love and cash if you can! 🙂