Writing in the time of Covid has, for many, been hard enough but for those of us who have changed to doing our day job at home a new, unforeseen problem has arisen. Spending 9-10 hours a day working at the desk where I used to write, I now find I cannot write at my desk.
So we have the dream:
Then we have the day job:
And then we have the reality:
I just can’t go back to that same chair and try to be creative. Standing at the dining room table, piled high with jigsaw boxes may not be ideal but it does allow to stand, move about as I grasp for dialogue, and focus in a different way. Sometimes we just need a switch to flick and find the right mindset. This is mine and it appears to be working for now.
What about you? Has Covid affected your writing or reading?