Wednesday, September 2, 2020

IWSG: Writing during the Pandemic

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From what I know about writers, we are natural introverts, obeying those voices in our heads. I mean, what would a writer rather do? Writing is an isolated experience when it comes right down to it. Writers, though preferring to be lost in the worlds they create, are also human. Right?

I do wonder, however, how we, as writers, are really faring during this COVID19 Pandemic and its social distancing.  

My home life hasn't changed much as I've been homeschooling for the past 6 years, but has only reinforced our hermitlike state.


More like Writer's Dream House. Haha...


I do miss going to the library and writing without distraction and being surrounded by books! I also miss going to the theatres so much! I can only imagine how it is for Alex Cavanaugh with them being closed and how he'd go to the latest to review them. The agony!


             


I hear how it's impacting people but am curious about how it's affecting writers. I read in my comments from my last post that now isn't a great time for authors to release books. Things change drastically when it affects home directly--I pray for the health of my friends out there. 


How has it impacted your writing? What about overall?




11 comments:

  1. Yes! It is driving me crazy. Our theaters won't open until next month. It just sucks.

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    1. Even when they do open, will it be cleaned well enough--safe enough--to spend at least 2 hours with others? I wonder what rules they are planning to instill to protect the public...

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  2. I can't change when my boos are released. My publishers pick the dates. My writing book came out at a perfect time, though, to help writers during this tough time. And I think fiction can be a great escape.

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    1. That's wonderful, Chrys! Yes, I agree about fiction being a great escape.

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  3. Although I like being home alone writing and reading, I miss having more social interaction. I work at home as a contract writer so am sort of set up for this like you. I see my boyfriend three times a week, my daughter sometimes, and a few friends. It can be hard, but I try to be as positive as I can. I have been writing more frequently, and that's a plus.

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  4. Nope, as an introvert, I don't mind this social distancing at all. I do all my work from home now. I guess I do miss seeing my students in person, but other than that, I'm just fine.

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    1. That's great! My daughter is in Heaven right now and eating it all up! lol

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  5. OMG I want that dream house! Overall, I'm good with the social distancing and staying home. My writing challenges have more to do with my husband's health, rather than the current Covid situation. In fact, I've found myself saying, "oh, I wish we could, but you know, Covid."

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  6. I'm like you, Elizabeth. I like staying home so little changed. Husby does all the outside stuff and he enjoys that.

    Lucky for Alex movies may be coming to the home theatre!

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  7. I miss our bookstores and most definitely our library. I love writing at home, but I love the experience of being around so many books written by others.

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