Finally got out of the house for a bit. Met my friend Cyndi at a coffee shop with free Wi-Fi so we could both get some work done. This is a rarity for me, because she doesn’t usually work from home, but today she is – so we decided to meet and get some work done together.
She’s sitting across from me, frantically scribbling in her notebook, I think its some school work for a class she’s taking. I’m not sure. I’ve spent the past half hour trying to get some words out. I’m proud because I’ve laid down almost 500, but I got stuck a few minutes ago, so I took a break. During my break, I started paying attention to the noise and chatter around me. First, there is the annoying alarm that keeps going off. It’s driving me crazy and whatever it is for, must not be too important to anyone here, because nobody actually seems to be attending to it. Second, there is this crazy coffee shop barista. Okay, so she’s probably not crazy, she’s just VERY happy. And she offers every single person that comes in, the exact same item (can’t tell what it is, because its part of my story twist and I want to leave it to the imagination at this point). And if they turn her down, she gets it for them anyway. We aren’t far from the counter, so we have had to endure at least 80 mentions of this in the past hour or so. It’s driving me crazy. It’s driving Cyndi crazy, and at least 50% of the customers seem annoyed by it too.
So why am I telling you all this? Because I think I just found a nice little addition to my writing spot that I got stuck at – the crazy coffee shop barista. I love it when I’m annoyed but it turns into something usable and manageable. Can I also just say, this lady really isn’t that bad, she’s just a tad annoying and I think she really loves her job. Not so bad.
Okay, so its time for me to get back to writing. It’s a sad thing when I type nearly 500 words and then get stuck and just sit lost in thought. Then I decide to blog and look down at my word count for my blog entry and see another 400 words. I could have just written those into this chapter I’m stuck on. What am I thinking?
Have a great writing day, what are you working on?