Under normal circumstances, we would post a Write by Midnight Pep Talk today, but our priorities have shifted in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the coming weeks, we hope you will do everything to stay healthy, protect yourself and tend to your physical and mental well-being.
Reading a book is a good distraction from endless negative reports about the state of the world. Many resources for audiobooks have become available for free in recent days, so take advantage of these great options. Then, share the titles you’re enjoying with the WriteOwls community so others can check them out, as well.
Writing about your feelings is a proven method for reducing stress and easing anxieties, so consider journaling during these uncertain times.
While the writing process is often a solitary task, it’s also important to stay connected with others while you’re putting good social distancing habits into practice. There are thousands of writers, editors, agents and publishers who are sharing their journeys on social media. So follow some of your favorites for a healthy dose of “we’re all in this together” and to hear how others are coping with staying at home.
Schedule a regular time to call your writer friends to keep your community in tact. Talking to them at a set time will help you stay motivated as you establish new routines for your daily life and your writing.
Leave a comment here or Tweet us @writeowls to keep in touch and let us know how you’re doing.