We’re hunkering down here in SoPo and waiting for the Corona Virus to run it’s course. All four of us. No work and no play. No restaurants or hitting the pub. No baseball or hockey games. My son is home from college taking online classes, when he’d rather be in Miami going to parties and enjoying the good weather. My daughter is also taking online classes. She’s the only one still working because pets need to eat too. It’s snowing as a I write this. Cold too.
For me as a writer, it’s been a mixed blessing. While I’ve had plenty of time to work on my new novel, all my publicity events for my upcoming novel, THE PERFECT DAUGHTER, have been canceled. This has never happened and it really sucks. On the other hand, there’s not much you can do about it. It is what it is. Lots of family time, reading and watching movies.
We’re in uncharted waters here. Is this a real pandemic or an illness that’s been overblown for various reasons? Older people are especially vulnerable, as are people with compromised immune systems. The flu kills thousands of people each year. Everyone has their own opinion on the matter. Perception right now, however, equals reality.
I hope all this blows over by May and we can return to our everyday lives. I hope to have a new novel out by then and another novel in the books, no pun intended. Hopefully, the crime rate has been low and even the criminals practiced social distancing. Domestic abuse, too. I wonder how many infants will be born nine months from now, young couples cooped for so long. What will be the long term repercussions from this pandemic event? I’m sure there will be movies and books written about it, and we’ll look back on this time in American history with varying perspectives.
Hope you all stay safe and healthy. Also hope you can pick up a copy of my new thriller novel, THE PERFECT DAUGHTER (Kensington), which hopefully will get published on April 28th. In any case, catch you on the other side of this pandemic.
Best and stay healthy!