During this period of COVID-19 crisis, each person who writes finds himself or herself in his own unique situation. Some are furloughed from work. Some are working at jobs considered essential. Some who write full-time already may not find their writing routine changed much.
I am blessed to have a job during this time. Fortunately, it is low risk, but there is still a risk. I wear a mask and gloves to and from my office–but I don’t have to when I’m at my desk. I sanitize my workspace three times a day. Yes, I’m glad to be able to work during this time, but it’s nerve-wracking.
As a writer, I miss going to the bookstores and libraries to browse. I miss going to the coffee shop to write. Yes, I love writing at home, but sometimes a change of scenery helps. I am looking forward to the day when I can do that again.
In the meantime, I’m getting a lot of writing done on the weekends. My schedule on Saturday and Sunday hasn’t been as busy lately. Whatever your writing situation is now, I hope you are productive. I hope you are able to reach some of your writing goals.
And mostly, I hope you stay safe.
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