I blame my mom for this. She ruled our household with an iron fist; quiet time began at six pm every night. No loud music. No races in the hallway. And certainly no shouting matches with my annoying little brother/arch-nemesis.
As a result, I cannot focus in the midst of noise (the reassuring hum of the trolley being the only exception). My house is amazing, but it also has thin walls/floors/ceilings. Voices and overall ruckus invade my room at all corners. And when I can’t concentrate, I can’t write. When I find myself unable to write, I begin to feel hateful. My writer’s block intensifies with each malicious thought.
So I’m looking for a quiet studio/writing nook somewhere in West Philly. Essentially, I just need enough space for a desk and a chair. One electrical outlet for my Mac Book. Maybe a window. Access to a restroom (my bladder is the size of lima bean).
This spot could be anywhere: a small room in a house, actual studio space, maybe even an unused walk-in closet. But it has to be reasonably quiet. No drunken college students. And nothing creepy.
I will be spending 2-3 hours, five days a week in this space. I will not be showering, sleeping, or eating there. I’m looking for something under $200.
Surprisingly, I have found nothing on Craigslist.
If you have any suggestions, please drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org