You’re not fooling anyone . . .

John Scalzi says that you’re not fooling anyone when you take your laptop to a coffee shop. But yesterday, I did just that–tucked myself into a corner with a hot chocolate and a scone the size of my head–and banged out three chapters. Solid chapters, good chapters, too.

Today, on a cold rainy day spent mostly at home? Not a word. Nada. None.

Maybe sometimes the person you need to fool is not any single person watching, the cute barista or the radical who tries to invite you to a protest or the college student gossiping in the corner. You don’t need to convince them that you’re a Real and Serious Writer. You only really need to fool yourself.