I have a place in Ogre Manor, where I sit and… well… supposed to Write. However I can never actually write there. The chair is hard and office like, the desk it at a good height for writing. But when I sit down there… It’s like I’m in the Phantom Zone of writing. Creative Exile. I can Game there. Chat there. But actual creativity doesn’t and can not happen while I am there. Time spent there is time wasted and lost. In terms of Creative Writing that is. In terms of Leveling up my Characters in Borderlands 2, the spot is the Bomb Diggity.
If I go upstairs and lay down on my Magic Bed of Insomnia… Another location for a specific something that Does Not Happen There. On the MBOA, I get ideas and thoughts of writing and the Creativity Flows like the Butthurt of Xbox owners who discover all their games don’t work on the new One.
The only Problem… No matter what position I get into or how I prop up the Pillows of Anti-Slumber… I can’t actually Write on the MBOA. Instead, I just get horny and send dirty Text Messages to my wife. So that doesn’t work either. Because then she comes upstairs and nothing get’s written.
You remember when I use to crank out Gun Reviews and scathing opinions of Things? All that writing I did was at a certain place in a certain location Gandalfo’s. A New York Style Deli in Vernal in a little shopping Strip next to a Smith’s Grocery store in Vernal. On my day’s off I’d go in early and sit at the second to the last table… the one that had a power outlet in the booth. I’d get a little sandwich and a large drink and I’d open the laptop… And I’d write. Like the runners in Chariots of Fire, the words would flow.
I need that sort of place here in NC. I need “That Spot”. I envy the hell out of Writers who can write at home. I can’t write at home. I tried. Every room, every chair… everywhere. And I can write nowhere. Gah! It’s frustration incarnate. I need to find a place somewhere relatively close by, that has a window view of the street and people, that’s quiet, that has a power outlet, and will bring me a cup of something caffeinated and cold every once in awhile without asking me or breaking my attention at my words. Gandolfo’s was awesome at that. I miss Gandolfo’s.