Cafe Closures Might Diminish My Chances For Fame
My name will likely never be added to the list of successful women writers of the 21st century. J.K. Rowling purportedly wrote many of her novels in cafes while her children slept in strollers. When I tried writing in cafes I had mixed results. Read here:
My efforts and experiments were abrubtly halted this year when a global pandemic shook the world to a standstill. I live in New Jersey, one of the hardest hit states in the US as far as coronavirus cases and deaths. Restaurants and bars were ordered to close on March 16th of this year. Take out and delivery were available at many restaurants, but indoor dining was prohibited by the governor.
Bringing your coffee and pastry home to sit down and write with just isn’t the same as being served while you sit looking important and famous as you scribble or type away on your laptop in a restaurant. The drive through window has zero romance or mystique.
We’ve had outdoor dining options here now for about a month along with several heat waves which made sitting outside unpleasant.
Becoming successful and famous as a writer who writes in cafes may have been put on hold, but I was able to cobble together a book of poetry at home which I published on Amazon for Kindle and paperback in June.
I will keep you posted as things start to open up and I can go back to becoming a famous writer in a cafe like Ernest Hemingway.