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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Stealth (day 4)

(June 24). Another 800 words, mostly just adding some quotes. The stealth attack is complete. I turned a half-hearted beginning of a chapter I had not looked at in several years into 18 pages that is about half-way to being a finished chapter. All on four successive days before nine in the morning.

I really don't know how I do it. How could a simple metaphor like "stealth" give me permission to get so much work done so easily? It sounds incredibly stupid, but somehow it worked.

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