As someone who never leaves the house without at least one notebook and a fistful of pens stuffed into my purse in case a moment of inspiration should strike me while I’m out and about, I’m curious to know if anyone else writes somewhere other than their home / office.
While I do get a fair amount of writing done at home it tends to have too many distractions for me to be consistently productive – that load of laundry that needs doing, those six episodes of Once Upon a Time on the DVR, and my horde of fuzzy minions all vie for my attention, so as odd as it may sound I’m actually my most productive at my local bar. At least once or twice a week Mr. Awesome Sauce and I go hang out at our local bar which is kinda our own version of Cheers, where everyone really does know our name, and knows that I am working on finishing my first novel. With an endless supply of Diet Coke, chips and the best damn green chili in town, it has turned out to be a surprisingly good locale for me to jot down several pages at a time.
I’m not sure if it’s just that we happen to go to the bar at my peak time of day for creativity, or if its the constant hubbub of background noise that makes it so easy to write while I’m there, but whatever it is, I’ve definitely found that I can write a helluva lot more there in a couple house than I can in an evening spent at home.
What about all you folks out there in blogland – where do you write best?