Reading During A Quarantine

April 2020 has been a time like none other. Most of America have been quarantined because of the COVID-19 virus and we are just now sticking our heads out of our homes.

You would think that during a quarantine would be the best time to catch up on your reading. I’m discovering, however, that even now, there are little imps who want to sneak in and steal your reading pleasure.

For many of you, it is probably being stuck in the house with the whole, every single one, entire family. If you’re like me, you love each of them and they are so special, but can’t they go some place else for a while? Why do they have to be so loud when you pick up a book? Continue reading “Reading During A Quarantine”

Reemerging From A Pandemic

Quarantine in 2020

For the last month or so, I have been like most Americans and staying home, quarantining while our nation tries to get a better handle on this COVID-19 outbreak.

This goes against what I normally do during a crisis. Actually, I’ve never had a crisis like this. When we’ve had wars, it has always been over there, and as a nation, we send folks, usually our young, to fight while I get to stay home and really see little change in my daily life.

Oh, gas prices might go up a little, but nothing that really affects me.

But this, this has affected everything I see as normal. Restaurants closed, hair salons closed, schools closed, all sports both pro and college closed (No college basketball tournaments, no Triple Crown, and, gasp, no Masters.), all parks are closed, newscasts are done at the newscasters’ homes, and (a most cruel blow) bowling alleys are closed. Continue reading “Reemerging From A Pandemic”

The Discouraged Writer

Facing Choices
Can I do it?

Discouragement seems to be a frequent houseguest to most, if not all, of us. As soon as you start on a project, there comes that little whisper of doubt, of insecurity.

A writer is especially always working against the fears that spring up. My post this month at The Write Conversation is about this, but it also discusses something positive that comes out of battling through your discouragement. You can read my post by clicking here.

If you don’t mind, I would love to hear what you are currently working on. Tell me about it in the comments below.

And thanks for stopping by.