Day 60

Shelter in Place Day 60

How can I say this and not sound like a total asshole? I’ve been the most creative I’ve ever been since I’ve gotten sent home from work on March 16th. I remember stopping by to see everyone in the hallway in deployment. Our nickname is the hallway bitches, my friend Lisa calls us that. I think there are only three guys who work in deployment on a regular basis. 

I remember not being of use and having not been scheduled there, I was asked to leave by noon. I left because they were busy and couldn’t talk. I said goodby to them and seriously I was crying. Because I was leaving my job and not knowing what I was going to do with my time. 

The Husbear was sure that I was going to have a terrible time with it, because I’m a extroverted person. And that he as a introvert, had been working towards this all his life. I’m doing really well. I’m talking to people online. I’ve Skyped with the Hallway bitches once. And later today, I’m getting together on zoom with my old college D&D group. Friends, the last time we all saw each other was 20-30 years ago. It’s going to be a hoot. It’ll be happy hour someplace and I’m looking forward to seeing them. 

But, I was talking about my creativity. I’ve finished and submitted a 4993 word story to an anthology, the words just flew out of me. I’m also about 200 words from hitting 40k on the third book in a series I’m rereleasing next year. And, that doesn’t include the other anthology I’ve been invited to be a part of and an anthology I’m working on called A Lucious Affair, 13 short stories. And Sticks and Stones and Cards and Bones, a paranormal I’m working on. 

A creative boost, in a time when most people can’t get off the couch or stop eating. But, remember a few days ago? I’m living this shelter in place in 15 hour days. Last night I baked coffee cake and brownies, and I picked up UPS stuff and hit CVS. I picked up food, because I didn’t want to cook. I was out all over the place. We watched The Rise of Skywalker and I was ugly crying again. But, ended with happy crying. I also warped up a loom with cards and am weaving in small intervals. 

Have you been more creative these days?

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