I will never be without a seat at Starbucks again. My crazy-vibe has spread.
The public looked, and they said, “Oh, Lord, don’t let me sit next to that woman. She’s bat-shit crazy.”
See, this is a good thing. Two things are essential to being a writer (at least, for me). Caffeine and power. In that order. My laptop can run for several hours on a battery. I can’t last that long without coffee.
So, when we sit down at Starbucks, my writing partner and I always ask, “So, who do we kill today?” in a very enthusiastic tone. Slightly unfocused eyes and a bit of lip-smacking may be involved.
People tend to back away. Slowly.
If for some reason that doesn’t work, tutoring math does. Most of the general public seems to be leery of equations that involve variables and lots of other interesting things.
Using these two techniques allowed me to get a good week of work in. Planning is going well, and I’ve done some effective editing.
I’m going to go back out now and torture the mundanes.
God willing and the Creek don’t rise, I’ll see you on Wednesday!