Hello everybody and welcome back! So real quick I want to give an update on where things stand with COVID-19 before moving on to today’s topic.
First and for most, I am feeling fine and my family are doing fine as well. My boyfriend is fine as well. Now on to the latest, the mayor of my town just issued a “stay-at-home” order that goes into effect at 5:00 p.m. (MST) tomorrow and that lasts through until April 10, which means that I will be home for quite a while, which means that I can focus on my business.
Now, like so many around my town they are going to the government website to see what businesses have to be closed during this time and which businesses can remain open.
What does this mean for Moonspinner3 Books?
Since Moonspinner3 Books is mainly operated online, I am able to operate during this time, like I normally am able to do. This means still publishing content and giving updates on how things are going.
With that being said let’s get today’s topic….
Writing Through the Storm
For many of us, we can consider “stay-at-home” orders to be a sort of storm, and like most storms we are ordered or in some cases mandated to stay in our homes until the storm has passed. Also like most storms, for many of us we see it as a chance to focus on our writing or working on our projects.
But for many there is the question of how do we get that inspirational spark, while being at home? Since many of us cannot leave our homes to seek out sights or even go to the library to do our research, there are so many opportunities that we can gather from the web. This includes listening to music, doing searches through Google, or even picking up a book that maybe on your shelf. I also have discovered that streaming services also do provide some documentary features as well. There are many places that are your fingertips to gather inspiration and new material.
But I would not necessarily, say that finding inspiration may not be an issue as keeping your focus on that inspiration. Let’s face it, for many of us we have not been in our homes for long periods of time, for we have work and places that we can go. However, during this time, for many of us we are told to stay in our homes for long periods of time, which also means that during this time we may go “cage-crazy” or even board with staying in the confines of the same four walls day after day.
However, look on the bright side, if you are safe inside then your chances of getting this virus is less. I’m not making light of this situation. I’m just trying to show that there is a bright side and we could also use a little brightness right now in our lives. Also during this time, we as writers should look at this right now, as we have our gift to help us through.
Yes, for some of us we are either stuck at home working, or we are stuck at home without work and therefore, the only thing that we have to keep us going is our gifts, our art, and our craft.
We will wither out this storm together and by all means, our craft and our art will grow.
So today, look around your house and see what can inspire you to either keep working or what spark will kick your writing today. I know that I have plenty to be inspired by.
Thank you for your continued support! Please, stay safe and healthy! I hope that you all have a happy writing and happy creating until next time.