Let’s start with the place I’m in right now: purgatory. Yes, my writing mentors told me that querying agents (i.e., contacting them to see if they’re interested in reading your manuscript and then, hopefully, representing you) is harder than actually writing a novel. And they were right. Two weeks in, I’m feeling very obsessed and a bit insane.
My husband says I should distract myself by writing something else. So, I’m resolving to start my next novel (ack) and to blog more.
Here I am blogging more! (Blogging at all!) And here’s a list of many of the spots where I worked on my book. Most are places I visited numerous times.
- The Library of Congress
- The Library of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
- Lauinger Library at Georgetown University
- The George Camp Keiser Library at DC’s Middle East Institute
- Firehook Bakery on Capitol Hill (this and the previous four bullets thanks to the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, MD)
- The Oysterville Guest House, thanks to the Espy Foundation
- Caribou Coffee near my house
- The Corner Bakery near my kids’ day care
- Various Starbuckses in the DC area
- The Silver Spring and Rockville, MD, Paneras
- A Barnes and Noble
- The Whole Foods near my office
- The Rockville (MD) Library
- Davis Library in Bethesda, MD
- Just about every room of my house
As you might guess, I love libraries and coffee shops equally, but when I was pregnant, coffee shops usually won out.
Where do you write?