I’ll say one thing, for staying-at-home, I’ve been rather productive. Besides baking up a storm, spending quality time with my family and keeping up on chores, I’m writing. A lot.
There’s always the fear writing won’t go well. It doesn’t matter how badly you want to write, sometimes things just don’t come out right. I’ve stumbled onto Reedsy and am really enjoying writing for their short story contests. It’s keeping my writing-monster fed and I’m getting a great deal of satisfaction.
Better still, I finished my first Christian Romance (Finding Liberty) and am now in the editing process. For a gal that hadn’t written for over five months, I am over the moon with progress. I have two other book series in production and have also found the inspiration to continue my marriage of convenience series. It’s a regular Contemporary Romance, but I’m not a gal that likes to only stick to one genre.
The Christian Romance was a departure from my usual writing and I enjoyed ever word as a labor of love. I was able to focus on character development and making a story that hopefully will inspire or at least draw readers in. My characters are real, but they’re good people, who are just trying to get by in a world where ‘getting by’ can be a huge struggle.
I’m hoping my fellow writers are finding inspiration during this time. I hope everyone is. It’s amazing what slowing down will do for us. We look at things we might ordinarily not. I think we are careful to take nothing for granted, as well. We need positivity in this crazy time and we need people to keep pushing on!
Someday, we will look back on all this and know we won, in so many different ways than just stopping the spread of a virus. We aren’t quitters and we won’t give up a thing! My prayers are with you all during the pandemic, and I hope you are well and safe, dear readers!