Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Write Stuff

I have just checked into a hotel near my house so that I can get some writing done for the dissertation. I have my books with me, and I intend to spread them out on th table (which I have moved so it's near th window). I have about 1/3 bottle of Chardonnay. I have cheese and crackers. I have a strawberry-rhubarb pie. The only thing I'm missing is something for making tea. I suppose the wine will have to get me through. Or maybe I can get some at the bar.

And upon check-in, I discovered that there is no wi-fi in my room. And no cell coverage, so I can't even use my i-Pad through 3G. The horror! In truth, we all know this is a good thing. No futzing around on the Internet for me.

At this moment, I'm in the lobby because I have to look up a few things before digging into the writing. Then, it's back to my room (which has a view of the water).

I'm both excited and freaked out by this uninterrupted work time stretched out in front of me like a . . .

(Choose your own ending for the simile. I can think of happy ones and scary ones.)

12 comments:

Ink said...

...a smooth horizon toward which you shall sail on the good ship Dissertania.

C. Troubadour said...

Oo, what a lovely place to work! I wish you the most productive dissertating. Strawberry-rhubarb pie makes everything approachable, eh? :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Oh Oh-Oh-Oh, Oh Oh Oh Ohhh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbIEwIwYz-c

tee hee hee.
You're the reason why I sing this song.
unicorn

Jan said...

Writing bliss (although I would need tea or coffee)No wifi is, I agree, a blessing in disguise. Enjoy!

Louise said...

I'm getting a little twitchy just thinking about it, but.....

When I finally do unplug, I generally have to ramp up to really get going. Once I do - I can crank out some decent creativity.

And Unicorn? That video is both totally wrong and oh, so right (write? ;)).

Good luck, Cousin!

Good Enough Woman said...

I just wrote a long comment with responses to everyone, but Blogger ate it! I'll do it again later, but right now, it's back to work!

Oh Oh Oh-Oh-Oh!

The Steel Magnolia said...

That's great! I'm sending productivity fairy dust your way!

Ink said...

Thinking about you and hoping it's going REALLY REALLY WELL.

loveskidlit said...

That's fabulous!

Although, "the only thing missing" might be a personal chef, but I'm food obsessed.

I hope it goes well! (How long do you get to stay there?)

Ink said...

Happy mother's day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day!
jc

Good Enough Woman said...

Thanks, Ink and unicorn!