Earlier this week, after my post on “making white-space in your calendar for your own thoughts and activities,” fellow writer-blogger Lyn Crain and I discussed the idea of going to your local library and “browsing,” like you do in a bookstore.
Usually I go to the library pretty much only to pick up my requested books on hold. But, inspired by Lyn’s comments, today I went in and browsed both the fiction and the science fiction shelves. It was great! I found a book or two of interest in each of those two sections, books which I likely would not have read if I hadn’t been there in person.
Afterward, I sat in a chair near the check-out station – a very comfy chair – and I wrote for about 30-40 minutes. (By hand, using fountain pen and a small lined book.) I even got a couple of interesting pieces out of the writing!
Thanks go to my daughter, who suggested the “bookstore-browsing-at-the-library” idea originally, and thanks out to Lyn for enthusiastically endorsing the idea!