I have been trying for weeks now to come up with something to talk about. There are days where inspiration hits and I know exactly what to write and days where I have to struggle to find a topic. Today, after weeks of struggling, it hit me. The joy of getting out of your house to write.
I am blogging this from a bookstore in Boston. It's a frequent meeting spot for my book club and today is our next meet up. I was already in town and instead of traveling all the way home to come all the way back into the city, I thought why not work from the same location where we are meeting. It's a perk of working from home. Now that the official work day is done, I can spend the extra time working on my writing until 6:30pm rolls around. I sit here with ideas formulating in my brain, ideas I haven't had for a while now and I began to wonder what was the difference and that was when it hit me. The difference is I am NOT at home.
As comfortable as you can make your writing space at home to be, sometimes you just need to get out. Sometimes you need to take your writing on the road and see what adventures may come. Perhaps you will think of something your character can overcome just by drinking a cup of coffee in your favorite cafe. Or a new scene pops into your head because you took your notebook to the park. What I find, is that sometimes a change of scenery is just what the doctor ordered.
So the next time you find yourself stumped like I was, try moving your location. And I, will remember to do the same.
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