Writing (and illustrating) is a lonely craft. That’s actually an understatement. Consider a writer’s world.
Writers have been practicing quiet social distancing for centuries. How else can they create new worlds and characters to capture the mind and heart? How else do they weave magic and escape, or even realism into our lives? Through books!
Writers tend to write in isolation and always have long before these dangerous virus times. We are usually not social butterflies, so being a bit distant socially suits us, because it means more time to write, revise, edit, rewrite, and imagine.
Of course, writers and illustrators also love to be out in nature, engage with people, drink coffee, and eat! How else can we replenish the writing soul we splash out onto page after page?
Minus the social distancing, extreme hand washing, and trying to find essentials on grocery shelves, writers are doing their part to stay healthy and keep others healthy. Maybe they always have without realizing it.
Please, practice social distancing, stay home for now, and don’t hoard! Share food and toilet paper with your fellow Americans for the good and health of our country.
Your input: What are you doing while hunkered down at home?