I hope you guys had a pleasant weekend. I was all by my lonesome (except for the puppy, of course). The husband went camping with Scouts so I was left to my own devices. On Friday night I hung out and talked to friends. I also watched part of EVER AFTER, but decided to stop to get some writing done. I only managed a few hundred words, but it's better than nothing!
Saturday I woke up bright and early to run an errand for the husband, then I stopped at B&N (my favorite store, as you all know) and bought a few books, including The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell and Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon. I haven't been able to read the former yet, but I whipped through the latter within thirty minutes. It's a very short book (obviously, since I'm not the Flash) but it is profound. I suggest everyone buys that book--you don't need to be an artist for it to help you with your daily life.
Anyway, after going to B&N I went home and wrote for a few hours. After that I went out to dinner and a movie with my husband's aunt and cousin. We saw WE'RE THE MILLERS, which was surprisingly hilarious. I always worry they show all of the funny parts in the trailers, but that wasn't the case with this film.
Once I was back home, I was exhausted. I finished watching EVER AFTER and went to bed. I wanted to write, but my eyes were closing of their own accord lol.
Sunday was my favorite day of the whole weekend! I got up early and went to B&N. After doing a bit more shopping (hehehe), I went to the Starbucks Cafe and wrote for just over an hour (I wanted to stay longer, but I needed to pick up the hubby). I ended up with just under 700 words! I was shocked and so pleased with myself. I just stuck my headphones in and disappeared into my own little world. I didn't even connect to the wi-fi. Afterwards I felt so inspired, I looked at my schedule for the next few weeks to see when I could go to a coffee shop and write. Good news is, I should be able to go on Thursday evening, but I might need to go before then. The husband has also suggested we go to this fancy library in the county. It's gorgeous from the outside, but I've never been in. DH was there a little while ago for a meeting and he said it's really nice, and they have a cafe inside too! Sounds like heaven, doesn't it? I'm hoping I can get him to go on Saturday ;)
So how was your weekend? Do anything fun or productive?? Have you ever tried writing in a cafe? How did it work for you? I found I enjoyed the "event" of going out specifically to write. It meant I couldn't goof around, because I drove there to do work. I also LOVED not having any distractions, like the internet or my puppy lol.