10 March 2007

Places to Write

I had this blog all planned out. I was going to write about my trip to Puerto Rico and how the beach view has inspired me to finish my current WIP. This is a writing vacation, but I've been here since Thursday morning and have yet to do more than veg and lay by the pool. OK, I've figured out the ending to the story, too.

However, it's been a trial getting online. With that frustration, I've realized how addicted I am to the internet. It's not pretty.

I'm staying with a friend who has an apartment in San Juan, with her own computer. (She doesn't live here, only visits.) Even though it's not wireless, last year we had no problem getting online. This year, nothing worked. The monitor died, the cable ethernet didn't hook up to my laptop, it was one thing after another. We literally just got on now.

Still, Puerto Rico is a beautiful place to write. What inspires you? Can you go someplace outside your office, or do you prefer to stay within something familiar and with less distractions? Does a walk along the beach help you think, or cause your mind to wander?