I worked in a busy, open newsroom for a long time and got used to that. Now I work at home and am hopelessly distracted. If I had a long piece to finish, I might consider some of the alternate spots in this piece. But, like the writer, I might end up back here in East Cambridge with the dog.
Meredith Goldstein reports in the Globe travel section:
I am finishing my first book.
That is, I am finishing my first book when I am not doing laundry, watching marathons of “House,’’ or reorganizing my closet. Writing at home is difficult — almost impossible for someone as easily distracted as I am — which is why a few months ago, I began looking for a place to retreat, a place without MTV or a toilet that needed scrubbing.
I figured there would be hideaways for writers all over New England. After all, this is where people finish big, important, best-selling novels...