Tuesday, March 26, 2013
On the road again
I'll be flying most of the day today, praying for a lull in the wacky weather that's been plaguing the East coast this year. (Whatever happened to Spring, anyway?)
I've been known to make heroic efforts to write when traveling. One time back in the 90's during a family visit in Cleveland, I holed up in a hotel room, rented a typewriter (a typewriter--that's how long ago the 90's were), and banged out several chapters.
"What is Kathryn doing all day?" my kinfolk wanted to know.
I never try to write when I'm physically on a plane, however. It's all I can do to make it through a few pages of whatever book or magazine I grab at the airport store. There's something about the way the stale, over-pressurized air mixes with the stoic energy of passengers crammed into gerbil seats that puts a damper on creative energy. I feel like I need my elbows to write.
But that's just me. What about you? Are you able to write in a productive way on an airplane?
Posted by Kathryn Lilley at 7:10 AM