It is an understatement to say it has been a hard several months around the world. In the face of this pandemic, many of our readers here at WITS are dragging. Many of us behind the scenes are dragging. All of us are working hard to keep our spirits up to write another day.
The Oprah quote above resonates particularly this year. We've all struggled, and we've all found unexpected strength in our struggles.
Here in the US, with COVID case counts spiking, things are feeling particularly hard. The usual Independence Day rules do not apply this year. There are no parties, no fireworks, no parades. Health officials are universal in their message: “The most patriotic thing Americans can do this year is to stay at home.” Everyone does not agree.
But this isn't a political post, this is a "how are you doing, really" post. We truly want to know.
Today we choose to celebrate YOU, our writing family online. We are blessed that you choose to spend time with us every week, every month, every year. We want to know how you are doing.
Some writers have told me they do pretty much the same thing they did before the pandemic - stay home and write. Other writers have told me their world has changed and they are fighting to make a living. Still more have told me the state of the world has plummeted them into despair.
We hear you. We see you. We absolutely believe in you, and your ability to dig deep to find your story.
But we do want to know...How are you doing? How are you really doing? Are you peaceful, worried, coping, struggling, writing, blocked, crazy, or something else? We would love to know if you are willing to share.
What are you struggling with? And what unexpected strengths have you found?
Big Hugs to YOU,
Your Team at Writers In the Storm