Living in Interesting Times:
“In what could be a landmark moment in the struggle between old versus new technology, Amazon has announced that it now sells more copies of its Kindle ebooks than traditional paperbacks.” (Richard Adams in The Guardian)
Word Count: Steady
Body Count: Increasing
One of my favorite places to write:
It’s become a ritual. On Saturday mornings I slide out of the house, at dawn, with my laptop on my back and a few coins in my pocket. I wander along the harbor taking in the stillness of the ocean and the freshness of the salt air. There are only ducks and a few people out this early. I pass the man who does his karate Kata’s with a sword in an open space, the odd dog walker and a few street people. My destination is a cafe downtown. The staff welcomes me in from the cold, like I’m a long lost member of the family. I order a medium London Fog (Earl Grey tea, steamed milk and a half shot of vanilla). The tall ceilings and large windows give the room a feeling of spaciousness and freedom. The large chandeliers give it a touch of the eccentric. Music plays in the background. I settle into the back corner. People come and go, enveloping me in a steady human hum of laughter and camaraderie. I relax into a working frame of mind. Words begin to flow, characters swirl in my head and my elusive plot opens up. I love my Saturday writes.
Do you escape to a favorite writing spot? What’s it like?