My last post was about Coronavirus. I think the one before that was, too. I’m nestled right at the center of the United States, where things haven’t gotten really bad, yet. The question here is keeping them that way. People are actually running around in surgical masks, and the supermarket has a tape recording on a loop that reminds you of all the current anti-viral best practices. I have now learned the exact number of respirators in my state. The whole thing gives you a lingering sense of impending doom.
It’s the kind of time when you look around and really think about what you want your life to be like.
Here’s this lump of time. There’s a chance to do something else. Something more. Something… different.
The idea that if I am not working at the shitty day job… And not sick (that’s the important thing)… Well, I could be doing something else. Look at all that time. (Okay, yes. One of the psychologists who reads my blog suggests aiming for 50% of the usual output, at least at first. I’ll meet her half-way, and drink green tea while I’m working.)
I have novels to write. Novels to revise. Query letters to get in the mail.
And there’s always that podcast that I’m always thinking about doing, and never quite seem to get around to. Do I need a theme? Not really. Not anymore. Just… Here’s something to entertain you, while you’re sitting home from work.
And after it’s over? I’m going out dancing. I’m getting a cheese steak sandwich at that 24hr diner which is currently a 0-hour diner. And I’m going to buy books. In person. While drinking an iced latte and sharing a muffin.
Beyond staying healthy and staying sane, what are your goals for the next few months? Do you have any plans for when the crisis is over?