From Stone Soup creator Jan Eliot who writes about her writing process.
Having secured two acceptable notebooks, I headed over to my favorite cafe. The requirements are this:
1) Not too quiet. Background noise helps me concentrate. If it’s too quiet my mind wanders away from the task at hand. College crowds are good ones- they text rather than talk on their phones, they have laptops and ear buds. They sit for hours with just coffee…and I go unnoticed.
2) Needs to be a place where I put in my order at a counter and pick it up when ready. No wait staff asking me every 10 minutes if I need something else.
3) Must have a small table in a corner that I can occupy for hours and not feel like I’m putting someone out.
4) Must serve breakfast all day.
Always interesting to read about other’s rituals.