Tonight it’s me and the two teen lovAHs at the table in my favorite, local library. I’m here with the laptop I bought so that I could write away from home. You know, so I wouldn’t be distracted. Yeah, right. So, what would I suggest one NOT do at the library when you’re supposed to be writing?
Here are my top ten “not-to-dos”, based on this evening’s careful research:
- Arrive without ear phones
- Allow yourself to access the wi-fi
- Plug in the thumb drive with all your files, only to find that none of them transferred successfully and your thumb drive is empty
- Peruse Facebook because, afterall, you did figure out how to connect to the wi-fi so you owe it to yourself to try it to make sure it’s really working
- Arrive without a to-do list
- Sit near the magazines (how did you never hear about Nascar’s dream chase?!?! Thank god for Sports Illustrated)
- Check email, over and over and over again
- Compare the differences between the music options from your youth (Walkmans with a cassette tape) and the options for youth of today (one iPhone with shared headset for the teen lovAHs)
- Avoid writing anything (all was not lost tonight, I drafted this post)
- Vow to never try it again
So…I’ll be back next Wednesday, with files and to-do list in hand. This was a good trial run, right?