It’s time to write! Oh wait, I need a glass a water.
It’s time to write! I need to feed the cat
It’s time to write! I have to do some laundry
Its time to write! Im too tired, I want to nap
It’s time to write! Look! Shiny!
Reasons Why Writing at Home is Difficult
- Too many distractions
- Hard to make the work/home separation
- Home can get lonely
- Sometimes you just need to be in a different environment
Choosing a Writing Place:
Pros: it can be a great place for quiet, calm atmosphere. Plus you are surrounded by books, its also free.
Cons: you are surrounded by books – for bibliophiles like me that can be a problem, might be too quiet for some.
Pros: coffee – aka liquid awesome, atmosphere of people and the sounds of the espresso machine, some have outlets for laptops, best to go to these during slow times.
Cons: loud crowds, obnoxious music, high prices, sometimes uncomfortable seats or little space.
Pros: nice comfy booths, good people watching, food and drink.
Cons: can get busy during peak times, waiters might not like you sitting there for hours and only buying a cup of joe.
Panera: - sort of like a coffee shop/café hybrid
Pros: nice atmosphere, outlets, wifi, you can buy an iced tea for $2, or get a healthy bite to eat if you're hungry.
Cons: busy during lunch times, they squawk out customer names overhead when food is ready.
Pros: You really don’t have to buy anything, lots of people watching.
Cons: the smell of grease, people are extra loud and obnoxious.
Pros: you are already there, writing on your break can help you feel better about the rest of your day, and depending on where you work there may be other pros.
Cons: interruptions, other distractions of the work kind
Pros: good atmosphere, people watching, they usually have nice libraries and cafe areas, too.
Cons: Comparing yourself to young, svelte hipsters with bright eyes about their future makes you feel a deep existential loss.
On Bus/Train/Plain/Car: - you are the passenger of course
Pros: Nothing else to do so you might as well write, you can gaze out of the window every now and then, people are generally more quiet, be selective about your company here.
Cons: all of the bumps can make handwriting unintelligible, not good if you can get car sick
Pros: The sweet sounds, sights, and smells of nature, the wild can be so invigorating and relaxing, there is people watching too depending on the kind of park/area you go to, otherwise you can Walden it up!
Cons: Bugs, Sun, Weather, Poison Ivy, Mischevious Fae
Where do you Write Away?