During Henry William Lewis’s visit last month I suggested to Suzi Armstrong, owner of The Bookstack, that it would be amusing to set up a kind of performance art display in her shop window: Writer at Work. We compared calendars and came up with this week. Every day this week, from about 11:30 to 2:00, I’ll sit in the window of the store and write. I began today and almost immediately attracted attention. A reporter from the local paper walked by and came in, doing a quick interview with me and talking to Suzi. Various other passersby spotted me and came in. So our display is bringing in some business, which was one of its purposes.
The other purpose was to focus my attention, which wanders wildly when I work at home. In the window, though, I have to look like I’m working; I can’t check email or surf the net; so I might as well write. Which I did today, producing 6 pages of a new story that I conceived last night. My goal is to have a decent draft by the end of the week.
Have you seen this? Check out The Writer at Work.