My husband, Rick and I travel for six to eight months of each year. With constantly changing surroundings it takes some ingenuity to be able to write “in the zone”.
1) Both partners having a lap-top is crucial (no time-sharing)
2) Make my space as comfortable as possible (pillows or cushions to bring chair to proper level; facing the wall (or if lucky a garden) so when looking up from the keyboard the view is not distracting.
3) A rule of no T.V. or loud noises during work time
4) Saving our own conversation until we are both finished work.
5) A cup of tea, and I have a good chance of being “in my zone” for the morning, my best writing time.
Having said that, FLEXIBILITY, is crucial to the traveling writer, ie: switching morning writing time to afternoons or evenings to accommodate cultural events and sight-seeing (which why we travel in the first place). Staying in one location if a deadline must be met to extend work hours. The bonus to hotel stays is having “housekeeping” take care of the chores.
With persistence and dedication it is possible to be a traveling writer “in the zone” even with a gypsy lifestyle.
Many thanks, Irene
Irene's website is www.globaltrekkers.ca