I’ve got something on an entrepreneurial idea for making a WORKSPACE. A place that is ideal for getting work done, individually, as a writer. Not a coffee shop, not a co-working place with rented desks. Not a place to hang-out, not a place to chat with your website designer. A place to write.
Pursuant of that, I told Jen Schlueter about my idea and we talked around it a bit.
MS: What was your favorite place to write?
JS: It was in the basement of my house in Belfountaine. It was a shitty basement, it was not finished. But that’s where I wrote the vast majority of my dissertation because it was the place where I was most isolated and there was nothing else in there but the work. And that was really good for me with that particular project.
But the placed where I enjoyed writing the most – There was this beach house that I used to rent when we lived in Eugene. It was this cheap little salt box. It was not a good beach house; it was a crap hole. But it had a good view and it was quiet.
MS: That’s where you fantasize about going to write?
JS: Yeah, when I imagine my fantasy writer’s colony. But the truth is, I got way more done in my terrible basement.