“Writing gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.”
Mom and I have stayed home a lot in the past year. It has been a good thing in some ways and a bad thing in other ways – for both of us.
On the upside, staying home means I got to nap a lot
and watch TV with Mom
and nap a lot. (Yup. I said it twice.)
On the downside, staying home means she did a bunch of homeschooling,
and brain work with me, so I didn’t turn into a piece of furniture or a potato.
On the upside, staying home means Mom (should have) had plenty of time to write stories and read picture books. (Nope. I didn’t say either one twice.)
On the downside, staying home means actual experiences, people-watching, eavesdropping on kids’ conversations, and observing the world was a no-go.
Also, bookstores and libraries gave Mom the virus-germ-heebie-jeebies.
So reading picture books is basically non-existent, and writing is at a minimum around here. Happily, Mom has an idea list, that she started in StoryStorm and continues as always. She has a few half-finished stories waiting for her attention and a few finished pieces waiting for revision. She also has nothing but time. So here’s hoping Mom gets more than 15 minutes of writing done each day. She keeps telling herself that writers write, so she needs to take her own advice. Or at the very least, paws crossed that she doesn’t turn into a piece of furniture or a potato.