My calendar for the next two months looks like a toddler took a pen and started doodling in all of the free space. I will be criss-crossing back and forth across America through mid-September and I have a serious dilemma: I am no good at working on the road.
Now, this being said, I did manage to write about 5,000 words while at Taos. But that was for a writer's workshop. So, I kind of had to.
But of all the trips I am making this summer, only one is writing related.
Part of my concern rests on the fact that I have only just developed a solid routine at home. Well, solid-ish. A bit like pudding, actually. So how am I supposed to motivate myself when I'm in a new and exciting place? Other writers must do this. In fact, I know they do. There's a whole genre dedicated to writing while traveling.
So what's my hang up? Is it just the lack of routine? Is it the draw of something new and shiny?
Does anyone have any tips for buckling down and getting work done while on the road?