I found myself at Borders again yesterday, I love to go there and write especially when I get my favorite spot; which is a seat facing out to the store-with a perfect view of not only the store and all those books, but of the people coming and going.
I am uninterrupted and it gives me the opportunity not only to type but to sit and think about things like plot.
Sure I could write at home, just as well as I can at Borders-and yes, I did move my two boys into our master-bedroom so that the smaller of the bedrooms could be converted into my writing room-but a change of scenery never hurt anyone-certainly not me!
While at Borders a man walked in and I swear he could have been Hemingway himself-back from the dead! Not only did he resemble Hemingway, he wore a caramel colored blazer-the kind with the pads at the elbows, he carried a leather satchel, was reading a book about war (I looked it up, post traumatic stress syndrome), was sitting using a laptop typing rather profusely-when he wasn’t texting-something Hemingway certainly never did-but couldn’t you imagine him doing so?
My husband said he “could’ve been a perv” (he doesn’t have much of an imagination).
I couldn’t help but tweet about it…here’s what I said:
“Getting creative @Borders in my own little made up world. #amwriting Lots of people here w/ laptops.Where will the coffee buying people sit? [That was my initial tweet, I hadn’t expected to tweet anymore while at Borders.]
Hemingway’s ghost-or his modern day twin just sat down in the cafe.I’m dying to see what he’s reading.I may stand up and pace-I mean think.
This is why I love coming to @Borders-there’s always someone interesting to look at here….
Yes I’ll admit.I love to people watch. It’s good fodder-for character development and all-well that’s my excuse anyway. #amwriting @Borders
Hemingway has pulled out his laptop now. By golly it’s a #MacBook (wish I had one.) I think I may go up and hug him now. #amwriting @Borders”