This week's goal: stay sane.
How I plan to do that: try to keep some sort of organized schedule.
Let's see how it goes!
There's a new post at QueryShark.
Housekeeping: Don't feel you need to apologize for sharing your fears here in the comment column. This isn't a therapy session, but telling the truth about how we're living now is essential.
One of the things I've always said in workshops is "ask questions even if you feel like everyone else knows the answer. Sure as shinola, at least two other people won't."
If you're feeling anxious, I know for an ironclad fact at least one other person is too.
Looking back over the comments this week:
I really liked what Shauna said about trigger warnings. Very cogent. And accurate.
The thing about content warnings is, if I understand them correctly, you put them before something where the viewer may not have a reason to expect the trigger. IE if you link to an article about animal abuse that has graphic pictures, you would put a trigger warning for that. With a book, if the plot is about a triggering topic, that should be clear from the summary and tone anyway. IE the Hunger Games doesn’t need specific trigger warnings because the premise makes it clear what’s going to happen.
And many many thanks for the outpouring of sympathy for Her Grace and Sleekness the Duchess of Yowl.
As I plan for the week ahead there are a couple things I rue:
1. Not sharpening my chef's knives.
With all this cooking at home, I'm now using dull blades.
2. Not being caught up on laundry.
Sure I can wash smalls in the sink, but sheets? Nope.
3. Missing my last haircut
I'm going to emerge from this looking more like The Shaggy Dog than I'd like.
Things I'm profoundly grateful for:
1. Living in a neighborhood that isn't full of people hoarding things.
2. Being able to shelter at home. One of my friends got caught far from home and is now there for the next couple weeks.
3. This community that buoys my spirits every damn day.
So what do you wish you'd done, or stockpiled?