This compilation by SIXTEEN HORSES AUTHOR, Greg Buchanan, is a must read for overwhelmed writers during these pandemic times. It features several amazing 2021 debut authors including yours truly.
"I asked various authors about their experiences writing during a pandemic - this is the resulting piece, with 8000 words of emotional reflection, advice, strategies, and insights, from debuts, established authors, parents, non-parents, and more."
You open a fresh page on Word (mind you don’t open the document containing your novel just yet), begin free-writing a scene from the last place you found yourself stuck, and before you know it, you're in. Just like that!
Love After Love
The time will come, when,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door,
in your own mirror.
And each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, “Sit here, Eat. Relax.”
You will love again this stranger who is your
Give wine. Give bread.
Give back your heart,
to this stranger who has loved you
all your life,
whom you ignored for another,
but who knows you by heart...