Happy IWSG Day! It’s the first Wednesday of a new month. And as always we the writing community have come together to give each other support. Especially in these trying times. Thanks for bringing us together goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh.
Interested in joining us? Click on the badge above. Our Twitter hashtag and handle are #IWSG and @TheIWSG.
April 1 question – The IWSG’s focus is on our writers. Each month, from all over the globe, we are a united group sharing our insecurities, our troubles, and our pain. So, in this time when our world is in crisis with the covid-19 pandemic, our optional question this month is: how are things in your world?
How are things in my world? Well, for me, life as I know it kinda feels like I’m living in a world where Richmond Valentine from Kingsman had launched plan B of his ‘culling’ posthumously. But no, I’m living the quarantined life, working from home and home schooling the kids.
To all the parents out there going through the same thing, this prayer is for you.
With two boys in the house, they’re either fighting or playing around. They think because school closed they’re on vacation and have to tell them no they not. To keep them busy, they’re given math problems three grades above their current grade level. And have to write at least a one page report on the book they’ve read. Along with whatever the teacher gives them through their Zoom meeting. After they’re done with that and I’m done with work, we do a yoga session. And alternate with some Zumba. My goal is to get rid of any excess energy (which unfortunately they have plenty of).
In the meantime, I’m currently on a binge reading of a few of my favorite historical romances to read. And looking for the author’s name and title of one book I can’t remember. After searching Google using keywords, I posted details of the book on Goodreads. And shared it on Twitter. But so far I have received no response. So IWSGers, if you happen to know the author and title of the book, please, please, please let me know. It’s driving me crazy.
I haven’t heard any news whether the anthology my short story will feature in has been postponed. As far as I know the publication date of Temptation Press “The Matched Game: An Erotic Collection” remains April 21st.
In other short story news, my second short wasn’t selected for another anthology. I’m currently thinking of sending it and one more to another anthology collection. The deadlines are the end of next month. But for one the current word count will have to be cut down by 2k+ words. The other one, I’d put the rewriting on hold in January. Afterwards, it’s back to my urban fantasy “Hellsgate.”
How are things in your world? Has covid-19 interfered with your writing? How are you trying to keep from going stir crazy?