I’m an author who likes and needs a little noise. Just a little. So the perfect office, for me, involves movement and noise and people. Here are the places I end up working throughout a given week:
This spot is right by Zurich HB. Overlooking the river and parts of Old Town, I love sitting here in the morning and starting work.
This little spot is called Spheres. A restaurant and coffee place that’s down the street from where Katie and I live. I usually walk here in the afternoon to enjoy some outdoor seating.
Another early morning spot at another Starbucks. This one’s a bus ride away, located near Schiffhausen.
And naturally, you have to seek out inspirations from the writers of the past. I’ve stopped in at the James Joyce Pub a few times.
And last but not least, home. We might not have the most comfortable chairs, but sometimes it’s nice to post up, open a window, and write as the city noise funnels through.
These are just a few examples of my various office spaces here in Switzerland, but they’re so important to me. I’ve been so productive since arriving, but that’s mainly due to finding a comfortable place and writing, writing, writing. I know a handful of authors have “one spot” that’s comfortable. I even know a few that prefer to write on planes. But for me, the “one spot” has to be a little more flexible here in a new city with new opportunities.
Today, Victor and I head to Lucerne. Tomorrow, Katie, Victor, and I will be going to Paris. Pictures and updates to come! Thanks for reading.