The last few months with COVID, going to school, and having the kids at home makes it hard to get anything done. The kids demand attention. My wife wants me to be more than just a body clacking at the keyboard. This is all understandable. The kids are just kids. They don’t understand the greater picture of what is going on. They don’t understand that writing my novels is my job. I’ve managed to talk to them about what is going on, and I think I have convinced them. However, when they ask a thousand silly questions in a row, I have my doubts.
My wife is another story. She is my confidant and business partner. She helps me with some of the non-writing aspects as well as being a sounding board for me to figure things out like new story plots and such.
There is also financial toughness. COVID has put millions of people out of work, and that causes hardship. Paying rent, bills, food, etc. That is all up in the air for most people. For me, this is not the case as I am going to school and have student loans, among other things.
For me, toughness is when things stagnate and slow down. I like having a purpose and being able to strive to accomplish that purpose. This is a big part of my writing. Having a goal and a mission to keep things from going sideways.
For many people during this COVID pandemic, they are without work, stuck in their homes, and bored. They have no purpose — their purpose was work. They have to passion — it was watching the game on Sunday. Many are being paid unemployment or some type of subsidy to get them through financial difficulties. However, the abundant amount of spare time leaves the mind idle.
So, after all of this, I ask what are you doing during this pandemic. For me, the answer is simple. I’m writing and publishing.
This journey is not something I can do alone. It takes support from many people for it to become a reality. The easiest way is to visit my Amazon Author Page and purchase one of my books. They are available in all countries and for free in Kindle Unlimited. I do have a tip jar set up at Ko-Fe, where you can buy me a coffee. Or you can also visit me on Facebook. Your help and support are much appreciated.