#IWSG April 2020: My World Right Now

Posted April 2, 2020 in Creative Writing / 2 Comments

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It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month.

This month’s awesome co-hosts are:   Diane Burton, JH Moncrieff, Anna @ Emaginette, Karen @ Reprobate Typewriter, Erika Beebe, and Lisa Buie-Collard!

I’m sorry I’m a day late with my post. I forgot what day it was!

Writing News

Nothing much to report on that front but I’ve been enjoying working on my posts for the Blogging from A-Z Challenge. I’ve also started keeping a diary again but I haven’t felt in the mood for fiction writing. Hopefully I’ll get my mojo back soon.

I am very excited that the genre for the next IWSG anthology contest will be science fiction, as it’s one of my favourite genres. I can’t wait to hear what the theme will be.

This month’s optional 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?

Things are not too bad in my world, all things considered. I am missing being able to see and hug my family but having regular video chats is helping.

I work in a school and am on a rota to go in every two weeks to supervise the children of key workers. I consider myself very lucky not to have to leave the house everyday and also to have financial security in these worrying times. I’m setting work for my literacy groups at home and that gives me a sense of purpose.

I’m lucky to have lots of indoor hobbies like writing, blogging and reading which keep me busy when I’m not working. I also see this extra time with my daughter as a gift. We’ve been enjoying lots of arts and crafts and other fun activities together and I know that one day I’ll look back on this and treasure those moments.

Night time is the worst for me as I am sometimes tempted to google Covid-19 updates, which makes me sad and anxious. I want to remain well-informed though and I also think it’s important to acknowledge the heavy stuff, so I try to limit myself to a small amount of time each day when I let myself worry. The rest of the time, I’m generally in a positive mood and grateful for all I have.

Over to you…

How are things in your part of the world? Stay safe everyone.

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2 responses to “#IWSG April 2020: My World Right Now

  1. I think we writers are mostly pretty lucky, since we tend to have lots of work to do from home! My main challenge is that I like to shop for groceries every couple of days, just to keep things fresh (and because I use a bike so I can’t carry much). For now, I’m trying to get by with what my brother-in-law can bring us, until we complete 2 weeks of quarantine.

    • Agreed, and we tend to be introverts too. Yes, grocery shopping is definitely difficult. I am not much of a cook so I tend to rely on lots of frozen food anyway, but I do like to have fresh fruit in.

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