My daughter, much to my dismay, is going back to school later this week. I'll miss her dreadfully but I know she's eager to return to her friends, her studies and Boston. She's spent the last few weeks reviewing her Arabic so she can jump right back into it. We have a large house, but she couldn't seem to find the right spot to concentrate on the difficult language. So she packed her bags and headed off to a nearby Starbucks. She returned home a few hours later, triumphant with how much she accomplished. All she needed was the right atmosphere, the right chair and she could do her work.
Writing areas are often subjects of blogs. I know some people who can write anywhere. I've done my own share of pounding on the keyboard at baseball games but I get more done sitting in my office at home. I do a lot of my blogging in front of the TV, catching up on favorite shows or watching some on-demand movies, but for actual writing I need my office. Second to that is going to the café at BAM. It was better when it was Borders, including the coffee, but it still works okay. For some reason the chaos of the store helps me concentrate on what is in front of me. Just like going to Starbucks helped my daughter. Finding the right place, your comfy but get to work place, can really get those creative juices going.
So are you a 'quiet' writer or do you write amidst the music of the world moving around you? Can you just sit and watch TV or do you have to be busy with something else at the same time? Where's the strangest place you've worked on your writing?