I sent this photo in when asked, Where Do You Slice in March 2015? And it got added to this video made by @blkdrama: http://youtu.be/onfdjS03fG8
As you can see, I’m at Starbucks. I am not a coffee drinker. I either order a vente hot chocolate, no whip or a vente black iced tea, unsweetened and a sausage sandwich.
If I go to the Lee and Harrison Starbucks, I sit at the counter facing the large window which looks out at the strip mall parking lot. Not a great view but I like the feel of the large view offered by the large picture window.
If I go to the VA Square Starbucks, I usually walk. It is about a mile from my house. I enjoy the morning walk and then, once there, sit in a booth and write.
If I go to the Chesterbrook Starbucks, I order and then head upstairs. I call it the double-decker Starbucks. I sit at one of the large dining room tables, both next to the large picture windows with a great view of morning horizon.
At all, the piped in music lulls me to my writing zone. I tune out all the hustle and bustle around me and can write.
If I stayed home, like so many others on the video did, I’d never write. I’d be too distracted by the dishes that needed washing in the kitchen sink, the homework bag filled with ungraded papers and the lack of background music.
At the moment, Starbucks provides me with a great writing place!
However, as soon as my house that my husband and I are building is done, I do think I will be able to stay home and write. Maybe while sitting at a large dining room table in the double-height dining room or in the TV room chair next to this beautiful window:
I guess I’m realizing that I will always write.
And I’ll probably always be drawn to sitting next to a great view to get my writing ideas flowing.