So, why haven’t I been able to post anything the past couple weeks? Well, like a lot of people, I’m dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. In my state of residence, we’re not quite locked down, but we got an early start on social distancing and have been virtually shut down for weeks. With that, life changed drastically for me and everyone I’ve known.
As someone with a chronic illness, I’m not exactly thrilled to be in a pandemic stricken area. As someone in the entertainment industry, with a company specializing in in-person experiences, I quickly found myself furloughed. As someone married to a federal emergency essential employee, I get to deal with the worry of having my partner go out every day – though she doesn’t work in medical, so it is a bit safer than others. As someone with parents and grandparents in risk categories, it’s caused a lot of worry. Now, I am blessed to be in a place of relative stability and with enough to survive on for a while. I trust we can weather this.
Still, I have a lot of anxiety, and can’t bring myself to write well yet. When an emergency happens, I can’t help but put a project on hold. It isn’t that I can’t work on a project while in trouble or under the weather, but I can’t continue one from a good time into a bad time (though the reverse isn’t true). To be honest, I don’t know why
But, it is what it is, and Bloodstone Bestiary is just something I cannot write at the moment. The content was designed to be more horror focused, and the stories just aren’t something that jumps out at me right now. So, I’m going to put it on hold. I think what I’ll have to do is something a little different, but it is going to take a little while to figure out exactly what. Hopefully, I’ll be back to getting full stories done and posted before long, though, but I’m not sure what they will be.
Stay tuned, stay safe, stay home – fair winds, and following seas.