I have many places I like to write. The above picture is one of my favorite spots, on the porch of my dad’s house/farm. But of course there’s the heat. As as one of my characters, Bria, would say, Texas in July is no place for wusses. So, I like to change where I write. I write in my bed and I often write at the kitchen table or on the couch, like the picture + tweet below:
At @bridgidlee's encouragement "Behind the Scenes" of 1/2 of my #writingspace (I write outdoors the other half) pic.twitter.com/9jFskOjFow
— Patrice Caldwell (@whimsicallyours) June 24, 2014
However I’m in Austin for the summer, so I figured when in Austin, do what the Austians do. Ya know? With the help of my BFF, Google, I found this nifty article, 5 Best Coffee Shops in Austin for Writing, via PR by the Book, an Austin based book PR firm, who I would totally hire if I needed a publicist (since I can’t hire myself, LOL).
one free afternoon, well, let’s just say one afternoon where I wasn’t doing what I should’ve been doing and had some free time…I picked one of the cafes (the first one of course) and went to it. It’s this super-awesome cafe called Mozart’s Coffee Roasters. Here are a few of the pictures I took:
I found a table near the railing. Not pictured is the bird that joined me, by my feet. I said it was my writing companion…probably just wanted me to drop some crumbs though, haha.
Gorgeous, right? Truthfully I can write anywhere, but the more breathtaking the view the better. All artists had their ways of gettting inspiration, and being close to the beauty of nature is mine. I didn’t get much writing done (it was sweltering hot), but it was totally worth it…a very calming experience.
I look forward to going back sometime and sitting in the half-indoor, half-outdoor portion (which is not pictured and was to my right), where I still get the great view, minus the heat. Oh, and, it should probably be on an afternoon when I’m actually free
As Tigger likes to say, T-T-F-N: ta-ta for now!
P.S. I’d love to hear some cool places you like to write. Ya know, in case I’m ever in town