Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Lockdown helped me write



During the lockdown in South Africa (Level 5) the country came to a standstill. The whole world for that matter, as certain countries were more affected than others at the time. It’s still a crisis over most of the world, but those 5 weeks, where everything came to a standstill, was the best thing for me and my brain.

It sounds like a horrible thing to say. But for me it was as if I could think clearly. My senses get overloaded very quickly. I actually had energy for the first time in a longtime. There were less people  around. It was quiet, literally, and figuratively. It felt like I could breathe for the first time in a long time. That my brain and energy levels could recharge.

So much so that the writing started to flow, and I could actually start working on my new series. It will be a series of crime thrillers focused on catching dangerous serial killers on New Eden. A world where the remaining humans had to relocate after we killed Earth. It is like nothing I have ever written before. But it is exciting. I am a huge fan of crime fiction, mystery, as well as thrillers. I read various genres so it is in my nature to want to diversify on the genres I write. And these books are where my heart and focus is right now.

I felt like all was right in the world during that time. I could focus. My senses were alive again, and able to function as they should. And pouring my imagination and emotions out on the page. It felt so natural.

How are you doing?


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  1. It's nice that something good came out of the lockdown. Sometimes we just need that time to ourselves to regroup. Hope your writing continues to go well.

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    1. Thank you, Mason. I think I'm the only one that came out smiling, and that is really horrible, right? I hope you stay safe. Wishing you well.

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  2. That's good to hear you were able to write. I'd say most writers have not been able to during this mess.

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    1. Hey Alex. That's why I feel bad . . . Sort of. Everyone around me is sad and here I am enjoying myself😁 But I love writing again. Stay safe, and wishing you well.

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  3. I'm glad to hear that something good came out of your lockdown experience! It's so great that you love writing again.

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    1. Thank you M.J. I'm just happy the writing is flowing. Who know's for how long, so I'll make the best of it. Stay safe.

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  4. Maybe that's something you can replicate even after life returns to normal.Keep life simple. Plan less, enjoy the little things more.

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  5. Your new book series sounds interesting. I enjoyed lock down for a couple of months. It was an introvert's dream, but of course, I didn't want people to be sick. I'm getting antsy now so that's how I'm doing.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Hah😁 I get not wanting to be sick. But my deeply introverted nature enjoyed it so much. I think I might go into isolation again just to recover from all the activity happening around me now. It's almost back to normal here, people walking around as if Covid-19 is no longer a threat.

      I hope things get better soon so you can go out and about so you can get rid of those ants😁😋

      Please stay safe.

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  6. Hi Murees - well done ... yes it's been a pleasure having everything quiet - and I've and am enjoying the time too. So pleased for you - and what fun to write some crime novels - good luck and roll on with the writing ... Hilary

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  7. Thank you, Hilary. Glad i'm not the only one who loved the quiet. Unfortunately the noise and activity has drastically increased since May. Stay safe and take care.

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