Saturday, May 19, 2007

Shhhhhh!



Today is library day. I have a term paper due on Monday morning and it is still about 75 percent unfinished. I don’t need the library because of what is has (books, articles and other research materials), but because of what it doesn’t. There is no TV, phone or a million other distractions. There is quiet, solitude and an environment conducive to serious writing.

Until tomorrow…

12 comments:

The Mistress of the Dark said...

~whispers~

Good luck finishing the paper...

Oh and michele says hi!

Mark said...

Good luck, indeed.

When I was in college, the library was the worst place to go study because I would invariably notice a title on a shelf and go straight to it. Or, if I actually made it to a table to study, I saw someone I knew and would start gabbing.

Did I just say, "gabbing?"

kenju said...

Good luck, although I don't think you'll need it. You are a very good writer!

Awareness said...

though my husband works at the library on campus.....libraries make my feet twitch. I have always been someone who can focus on a term paper or a report of some kind while sitting at the dining room table.

Bon chance....! I'm tiptoeing out of here..... :)

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

i echo the good wishes - wish i could dissapear to such a place - might just kick start the last chapters of my book....

Wordnerd said...

/whispers
Just dropped in to say hi and good luck -- I'm leaving before I start talking too loudly...

hanulf said...

No better place to write, think, read or focus like a library... I love those places! My senior year in high school I "discovered" the main library in downtown Oslo. I would ride the subway down there every day after school to do my homework or study for exams. Walking up the wide steps, between the columns into that centry-old buildng, breathing in that scent of old books would send me straight into a wonderfully different world.

The Zombieslayer said...

When I used to go to Chico State, the only floor I could get some studying done was on the 3rd floor. The other ones were too social to get anything done. That's Chico State for you.

Thumper said...

Have fun :)

I love to use the library for writing purposes. Unfortunately, it does have wireless internet, which is as distracting as TV...

Snaggle Tooth said...

I used to find kids sleeping on open book pages in my university library! The fifth floor was especially quiet n comfy it seemed! Bet you're pretty burnt out after all the furious compostion...
Good Luck, then rest up-

CyberKitten said...

I tried to work in my University library - but found I had a serious distraction.... far too many good looking young women!

Good luck with your paper Mike!

Anna said...

You know that I love this shot Mike! LINES!