This week, what I have termed my Corona Virus Author Activities included autographing a few of my novels and mailing them to front line workers, nurses and doctors in Chicago and Philadelphia who do a lot of reading on their breaks, if they get breaks. I am so grateful to medical staff who have saved my life numerous times during my cancer journey, and to the ones watching over my mother, now suffering the end stage of Dementia’s long goodbye, that I had to do this when I was asked. It’s such a small thing. This was part of the #AuthorAdopt program (no longer accepting authors).
I hope the nurses know how much we all appreciate their risk and their great work. #Nurses are angels. If there’s anything you can do to lighten their load, do it.
Also, as part of my corona virus author activities, I have been searching for an agent for my now finished novel. Fingers crossed.
In addition, I’ve been facilitating a critique group on ZOOM, the new cool place to be, for novel writers. What a great source of inspiration that group is for me. When a teacher no longer learns from her students then her days as a teacher are done. Looks like I’ll be around for a LONG time. I learn from them every day. During this shut down, quarantine, socially distanced mask wearing (’cause I’m not a #maskhole) time, it’s important to keep your feet to that writerly fire, stay motivated, keep in touch with other #writers and keep writing, keep submitting, keep creating.
What Corona Virus Author Activities have been keeping you sane in this befuddled (such a great word) time?
Oh, and watching Netflix or any other streaming channels only counts if you’re taking notes, which I do. If OZARKS was a novel, that tension and conflict would be a page turner.
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