Every few weeks she would shut herself in her room, put on her scribbling suit, and “fall into a vortex,” as she expressed it, writing away at her novel with all her heart and soul, for till that was finished she could find no peace. Her “scribbling suit” consisted of a black woolen pinafore on which she could wipe her pen at will, and a cap of the same material, adorned with a cheerful red bow, into which she bundled her hair when the decks were cleared for action. This cap was a beacon to the inquiring eyes of her family, who during these periods, kept their distance, merely popping in their heads semi-occasionally to ask, with interest, ‘Does genius burn, Jo?’
— Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
Here’s my “Scribbling Suit.” Ha! Anybody else want to share what they wear when they work from home? I’d love to see it! Send it to me at writeamywriteATgmailDOTcom.
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