It’s the second last week of Camp Wrimo and of the A2Z blogging, so I thought I’d do a post to see how everyone was?
Covid 19 has us all locked up trying to stay safe while they search for a vaccine, those of us who value our lives and the lives of our loved ones are staying at home, and trying to get on with life. We’re living off what we can scrape together either from government stipends, or by selling our things online (as business’ are all closed, or should be unless they are essential).
Personally I think governments, local councils, and those with the power to do so, should have stopped the bills the closed bushiness’ would be racking up, or at least cut them way, way, way down. Rates for premises should have been put on hold, if you aren’t using things, why be charged for them. It would have encouraged people to do as they were told, and wouldn’t be leading to a bunch of people more worried about their finances and paying their bills, going out and putting us all at risk.
People who have been staying at home also should have these safeguards put in, Electric and heating companies will make out like bandits, and the few quid we have in our pockets may not cover the bills, or the food. We here in our house are still trying to come to terms with a monthly shop, it ain’t easy you know.
I am so lucky to live where I live, up a mountain, the nearest neighbor a few large fields away. Our dog walks are in deserted areas where the logging people have left felled trees for pick up at some later point. I am also lucky that I like to write, knit, sew, crochet, read and enjoy watching movies and TV shows, so my days and evenings are occupied. Some people aren’t so lucky, they have small stuffy apartments, very little in the way of open space, and no hobbies to think of.
One thing about this Virus thing, it’s shown us that previously thought impossible activities online, are suddenly possible, concerts, theater, DnD gaming, knitting groups, etc., We are all, or rather we most of us, are doing our best to hang in there. It isn’t easy, Goddess knows it isn’t, but it couldn’t have been made much, much easier.
Right…puts away soap box…That’s enough of that…
Camp is going ok, I’m no where near my target, and some days there is no writing being done at all. Doubt set in, I found a free crime writing course being done online, and filled out the forms for it. I didn’t get in, too many people, I did get feed back, apparently my punctuation needs a lot of work, and I quite obviously write fiction.
As I had explained in my application, I wanted to do this course to learn more about crime writing. Each of my novels has a crime, or crimes in it. Sure they are committed in a fantasy setting, but they still have to be investigated, someone still has to be held accountable. But that it seems does not matter.
I read the feedback, and at once my spirit’s went down, here was me thinking that genres were well able to cross, as long as you knew what you were doing. Could this be considered some kind of genre snobbery? Oh I chose to think not, we’ll go with ‘class is full, limited amount of places’. I’m still annoyed, but getting back to writing now, so I guess my time to grieve is finally up.
The A2Z is posted, go to the A2Z challange page for 2020, scroll down to after J, there you go, K – P. I’m enjoying these Alien Race creations. I think what I might do is when they are done, I might draw them…I’m a crap artist, but I could perhaps give it a go.
In Knitting news I finished the jumper for T, and have started on a summer top for me, might be done by next summer lol.
So, come on…send me a comment, tell me how you are doing, and leave me a link to your page so I can drop on by and say hi.
REMEMBER: STAY SAFE, STAY IN, SAVE LIVES.