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This week I got creative and discovered another way to use my Trailblazer.
Monday through Friday my daughter attended an art camp from 9 to 1 each day that required a 20-minute drive there and back.
I weighed the driving time and the price of gas against what I might get done at home, and what I could get written if I stayed in the town the camp was held in.
I have had the desire to try to write an e-book for months, and staying seemed like it would create a great window of opportunity to get a good start on it.
After a talk with the hubby I decided to go for it, and stayed 4 out of 5 days in the same town as the day camp.
The town does not have the style of restaurant or coffee shop that one would sit and type the day away in and we didn’t have room in the budget for coffee and lunch out each day anyways.
So I got creative and created an office out of the back of my Trailblazer.
I discovered if I pushed the front seats up as far as they went and spread the legs of my portable table to as wide as they went, I could have a desk for my Netbook.
The desk had enough room for my drink, my phone and my I-touch. The bench seat was wide enough to fit me and all my books that I needed to refer to for my writing.
Most importantly however, it was quiet. No washer beeped at me demanding to be emptied, no unfinished chores all around me screaming to be completed, no spouse came in asking me where the this or that was, and no child came in asking me for a snack.
I didn’t have to purchase an over priced coffee, to feel okay about sitting there. I didn’t have to try and block out the noise of the strangers around me.
In my SUV office I had the most successful week of writing ever. In 4 days I wrote 25 pages of an e-book, that I hope to have completed and launched by Christmas.
I think I may have just discovered the best writing location ever.
Well almost, I wish it had a bathroom. I am sure not every place is going to be so accommodating about me using their facilities as the church the art camp was held in was.
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