Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hunkering Down

About to get "cabin fever?" We don't have any kids in school, so it's just the two of us, and since we're retired, our days aren't so different now than they were before we were asked to stay at home unless going on an essential errand. Are we getting tired of the enforced self-quarantine? Not if it will help our country, and I believe it will. But it takes some adjustment.

I'm seeing examples daily of people who are offering to help others who are older or can't help themselves. Even though my wife and I don't look upon ourselves as "older," the calendar says otherwise, and we're getting offers every day from our son down the street, as well as from our neighbor. It's nice to get those, and they typify the spirit of our nation.

Authors, this should be a great time to work on our writing--but I'm finding it easy to put that activity off...especially since I just published my latest and I don't have any deadline facing me. Do you tend to put aside work and just enjoy the time away? I sort of like it.

I said I'd keep you posted on giveaways for my book. There are a couple, and I mentioned them in my last post--Carrie Schmidt ("Meez Carrie") on her blog, and Rel Mollett (Relz Reviewz) on hers. I'll have another coming up soon--consult my Friday post for that one.

An important announcement (and one I hope you'll pass along to your friends who'd like a taste of my writing) is that I've made the Kindle edition of my novella, Emergency Case, free for five days. Come back next week, as I plan to do this again with another novella.

I'm writing this on the weekend, and will soon be watching my pastor speak via electronic means. I hope you'll do the same.

Meanwhile, here's a reminder of what we need to do, as often as possible--wash your hands.


Priscilla Bettis said...

Isn't it cool that we can watch musicians, lecturers, pastors, and the like via live video? Technology ain't too shabby sometimes.:-)

Richard Mabry said...

...and read. Sometimes it's nice to step away from the TV and settle down with a good book. In general, especially for retired folks like us, that's nice.

Patricia Bradley said...

Stepping away from the TV--that's something I think we all need to do. It does no good to hear over and over how bad this virus is. And we're blessed to be able to connect virtually with others...just think if this had happened before the internet! But for some reason, I can't get anything done. It's like I'm spinning my wheels. lol

Richard Mabry said...

Yep, just put the writing aside--maybe that's what we're supposed to do. Didn't God tell us to "be still" and know Him? Blessings.