I hope everyone had a great weekend! Before you say anything, yes I know last week’s Story Saturday never showed up… Unfortunately, not having a computer or a free second all weekend made things difficult, so that story will be used for this week instead! Lucky you! (This little ‘incident’ has also spawned what will be the topic of the next Whatever Wednesday… Deadlines!)
But today is Monday, not Wednesday and not Saturday. That means it’s time for Mission Monday!
There is something I feel I am missing that every writer really should have. If you are lucky, you can create it for yourself and design it to be exactly the way you want, but I feel like many people don’t have that luxury, including myself. Therefore, my mission for the next couple weeks is to find my ideal writing location.
Before we start, let’s analyze the current situation…
I think it’s pretty clear to everyone that this just isn’t going to work out. The lighting is dim and yellow, while I personally prefer white fluorescent light. It helps me stay focused and alert. The desk is a mess, which is obviously my own fault, but we’ll probably get into that issue on a Whatever Wednesday eventually. And there’s a giant bag of the best candy in the world just sitting right there begging to be eaten–not only a distraction, but bad for the teeth too.
Over the next several weeks, I will be testing out new and improved writing locations. From Barnes & Noble to local coffee shops (to cleaning my room), I’ll post pictures with Mission Monday updates on my process and how it’s going!
I was actually planning to explore cafes in Boston this morning as potential writing locations, but my first experience commuting via train to work took a drastic THREE HOUR turn for the worse and resulted in me vowing never to take the train again… But that’s a whole different story.
What kind of environment do you need to be productive? Do you have an ideal writing location you go to a lot?