I’ve gotten over last week’s rejection, and am celebrating the fact that some real-science minded friends have asked me to contribute some Sci-Fi to their magazine. I’ve also passed 6,000 followers on Google Plus, which also helps my ego.
I found a new place to write away from home. The gardening/landscaping store near the school where I teach has a nice little cafe, with a generous number of tables so I don’t feel bad about taking my own sweet time eating my lunch and doing some writing. There’s also a Panera opening up soon, which is another good place to write. Living in Vermont, which is a very rural state, finding quaint little coffee shops that let you just hang out and write for a couple of hours isn’t easy.
I have a Polyamourous-Zombies-In-Space story I’ve been working on that is due in just a few days. I’ve given the babysitter extra hours so I can finally get it done, revised, and in by the deadline. Then I just have to hope they like it!
Where do you write when you need to get away from home?
I sometimes write at some of the local libraries I frequent. I’m so lucky that there are so many libraries within a 30-minute radius or so of where I live. Each has something different and special to offer with privacy and setup.
The library is great in that I can spend all day there if I want. The bad thing… and these are picky… are that even my water bottle is technically a violation, and they have desks set up so my back is turned to a busy room.
I love the library. I have a wonderful small town library that lets us have bottled drinks. My writer’s group meets in a Denny’s which is actually very accommodating to us and our writerly needs. (They like the tips me thinks 🙂 I haven’t done this in long while but I like to go to the art museum and find an inspiring piece to sit by and work.
I usually don’t have enough time to go anywhere to write, but when I do I go to the coffee shop. I work at the library, so that wouldn’t work! Good luck with finishing your story.
So glad to hear that you’ve gotten yourself an “office away from home” to work in. I hear you about having a desk setup at your library that leaves your back to the room. *shudders* It’s the main reason I don’t do much writing at the library either. (Though I have found that a great book-bag can hide the water bottle and some gummies pretty well.)
Have a great week, Amy Beth.
I have been known to hide a drink bottle and a snack in my backpack lol!