18.30 laptop curfew at the Royal Festival Hall. Does that also apply to smartphones and iPads? Old world view of tech, or suspect principle?
The rest of the day: 3 hrs of meetings, then 3 hrs editing manuscripts. Time off for good behaviour?
Right. First draft of poem for Luke (composer/collaborative piece) done. Going to have to come up with a better working title.
Silks, at the Barbican
Otherwise known as Real Work vs Busy Work. Busy Work shouts (shrieks?) out for attention and makes you feel bad if you’re not paying attention to its needs at all times. Real Work waits patiently for you to come back, and won’t shout or scream, but the more you pay attention to what it asks you to do, the more lasting your achievements will be.
I spent my Friday evening floating in between the poetry and sci-fi sections. Allow me a big-head moment? I’ve got work in three different poetry anthologies currently stocked there (and hopefully in most reputable bookstores). Go me.
Anyone up for a game of ping pong? Pop-up ping pong parlour open until 14th August in the heart of London… http://ow.ly/2eIId
I always take these kinds of tests with a pinch of salt, but it seems that I’m an INTJ. From Wikipedia:
“INTJs are analytical. Like INTPs, they are most comfortable working alone and tend to be less sociable than other types. Nevertheless, INTJs are prepared to lead if no one else seems up to the task, or if they see a major weakness in the current leadership. They tend to be pragmatic, logical, and creative. They have a low tolerance for spin or rampant emotionalism. They are not generally susceptible to catchphrases and do not recognize authority based on tradition, rank, or title.
INTJs are strong individualists who seek new angles or novel ways of looking at things. They enjoy coming to new understandings. They tend to be insightful and mentally quick; however, this mental quickness may not always be outwardly apparent to others since they keep a great deal to themselves. They are very determined people who trust their vision of the possibilities, regardless of what others think. They may even be considered the most independent of all of the sixteen personality types. INTJs are at their best in quietly and firmly developing their ideas, theories, and principles.”
That said, people change…
Gah-dang. Can’t believe I haven’t got an iPad yet. Can we sort that out soon, please? Flipboard for iPad http://ow.ly/2eIoz
Also: “Poems are hard work in my world, and if they aren’t, I don’t trust them.”
7 things your blog should do – for anyone I’ve coached through the set up of their blog, and anyone else who has one… http://ow.ly/2dPKV
"I used to think when I was younger and writing that each idea had a certain shape and when I started…"
ANNE CARSON (via a bruise lifting)
Right. Time to learn a new language.