A fellow member of ERWA asked writers for a photo of their favorite workspace and I had to share this. Sorry, no library filled with shelves of unread books, roaring fire, faithful dog at my knee, sniffer of brandy, and a smelly cigar. Just an empty fast food restaurant, my faithful MBA, portable hotspot, and a cup of coffee.
I find that I’m most productive at a fast food place as there is a minimum of distraction and Jack doesn’t like me to have my pants down around my ankles so I’m forced to work, as it were, instead of entertaining myself.
I just wish Jack would fix his wifi here, so I didn’t have to bring my own. I think Jack is worried more about his stalker than my Internet access. Just check out the posters in his stores to see what I mean.
As my Mom says, she needs “alone time,” and that’s me also. Growing up on a farm, having to milk the cows, slop the hogs, and feed the chickens instills the urge to climb out of bed when the sun peeks over the mountains in Sin City.
Even when we’ve been at a house party most of the night, I still have to get up even after just a couple of hours sleep. I’m under standing orders to never wake Wifey before 9 A.M. at the earliest and that’s the earliest! So I go to my office away from home and work for a couple of hours.
With a laptop, Internet access, and DropBox, I find that I can work and still have no problems integrating with my desktop PC.
That’s why you are so productive!
I can’t write in public. Afraid someone might look over my shoulder and report me. Seriously, here, it could happen.
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As long as you keep your hands above the table you’ll be okay. I’m always careful to pick a location where no one can easily look over my shoulder. Plus I only have a word processor open and no dirty pictures.
I was at one of my regular hangouts and the cashier asked what I’m always doing on my laptop since it’s obvious that I’m typing and not just reading the news. I always just say I’m writing a murder mystery and the girl told me she’d thought about writing a story. And then she added that it would have a lot of sex in it and would that be okay?
At this point, I’m trying to figure out if she’s serious or possibly hitting on me. So I explained the basic genre’s YA, romance, erotic romance, and smut. It turns out she was serious about writing, darn! So maybe you’ll have competition one of these days but 99% of people that say they want to write something, never do from what I see.