I left at lunch to hit the gym and then meet a friend. Afterwards I stopped by Starbucks to do some writing with a latte.
I'm not sure what it is, and it's certainly not the quiet, but I think that ambient noise really helps me concentrate. I've gotten some great writing, including most of my two books that I'm currently writing, done at Starbucks. For some reason I can just get concentrated time there.
Part of it may be the lack of Internet distractions. I had a problem with my T-Mobile account and they paused my account. Since I was in the middle of a move, I didn't worry about it and I have yet to renew it, instead spending good time there working. In about two hours today I got about 10 pages written of pretty good stuff.
At least I think it's good.
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