It’s a miserably hot day today, just the latest in a string of them with, apparently, more of the same to come. I tend to wither in the summer, and prefer nothing better than to stay in the air conditioning from May through September until the leaves start turning.

What can I say? I loathe the summer. It’s my least favorite season.

Today I’m taking my laptop, my manuscript, and my reading material and retreating to my super-secret clandestine dessert-centered hideout for a Day of Writing® with my friend Pamela. We both seem to need neutral ground when we work-for me, at least, the distractions of the house are often too overwhelming. Some of them aren’t exclusive to home (one of them is the machine I’m using right now to type this), but when I’m in a public place, it seems like I have the mental separation from home and hearth (I really wish we had a heart, though in this weather a nice fire is obviously redundant) necessary to get into working mode.

Where do you do your best work? Where do you find it impossible to get anything done?

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  1. I like to write in a public place. I seem to get a lot done. Too many distractions at home.

    But in the summer, I also use my laptop instead of my desktop and set it up on an over-the-bed table (such as hospitals use) in my bedroom, because that’s the coolest room in the house. It’s nice sitting cross-legged on the bed with dogs around me and the fans blowing.

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