You might think this is a silly question. You might have a den or office in your home where you like to write. I do not have that luxury. As a homeschool mom of three busy boys, I have nowhere in my home that I can write without interruption, unless the youngest child is in bed, then I write at the dining room table. If I am able to sneak away to the family room earlier in the day, I like to write there.
But, my favorite places to write are sitting at a picnic table in a park or in the food court or center of the mall. You may be thinking that’s crazy. You may ask, “how in the world can you write in a place like that with all of the noise and distractions?” But, you see, I don’t see those places as being noisy and distracting. As a person who enjoys people watching, (it’s a great way to get ideas for characters for stories), I enjoy those busy places, and I don’t find them distracting because none of the people there are my children nor are they with me. Therefore, though many people may be around and may be talking, I don’t have to focus on them or be concerned about supplying their needs. I can fully concentrate on my writing because I am alone in a sea of people, and I can pause and watch people, for more ideas, whenever I choose. I would also enjoy writing as I sit in a coffee/tea shop or a cafe area in a bookstore.
Where do you like to be when you are writing?