…stays in quarantine. Seriously, what just happened? I will admit to nothing about the past few months other than being a little weirder than I usually am – which, admittedly, is pretty weird.
That’s okay. I had a lot of alone time, and that gave me a chance to come to peace with things about myself. Maybe “being at peace with myself” is not the best way to put it. It’s more like I have found a way to cohabitate with the uncertainty of all that is me with *minimal* internal bloodshed. I’m now exchanging regular letters with my inner Goddess, and boy is She wild.
Among other things, we’re working on a story for this sci-fi contest about a world without police. It has to be positive and not a dystopia by the way. I’m almost to the point of having an idea about that…. The story will probably be terrible but I don’t even care anymore. It’s the insanely wonderful idea of the thing.
I feel like writing possibly my most deconstructive (and hopefully constructive) – story yet, yeah that is perfect for this moment in time. It’s like stopping to take a breath. Everything you think you know stops. Then, quick, rush to build it up again, to find that nothing has really changed. At the same time, everything has changed. That’s where I am at right now..
I feel (almost entirely) at peace with myself. This is a strange feeling. I wonder what happens next. Is this what normal people feel like all the time? Probably not. I don’t think that I will ever be entirely “normal.”
11 thoughts on “IWSG: What happens in quarantine…..”
Yes, why settle for the normal?? Well, the quarantine has worked in some ways and not in most ways! The deconstructed constructive sounds an exciting project. Good luck to you!
Thanks Sonia! Hope you have a great July.
Being at peace with ourselves is something that I think we should all strive for this year.
I’m glad that you found something good out of all the craziness of the last few months. I’ve found that time alone is good for my creativity too.
I love the idea of a story idea that’s so insanely wonderful you don’t even care if it’s terrible – because a terrible first draft of an insanely wonderful idea can be made into a totally wonderful story with a good dollop of editing.
Haven’t you heard the latest? Normal is overrated. *haha*
Enjoy your newfound sense of peace.
I find that I am well suited to quarantine life as well. My anxiety has spiked from time to time, mostly in my concern for the world at large, but I feel more in control of myself and my own space than I ever have before. @samanthabwriter from
Writing is such a good way to process current events. I feel like the best writing makes us question how we currently respond to those events as well. Thanks for sharing.
First, you don’t want to be normal (those people are boring anyway) and second, it’s necessary to find that inner peace, to be okay with you. Enjoy the writing. See where it takes you!
I’m not sure normal actually exists, at least not for us writers… but I’m glad you’ve found some peace. The contest sounds intriguing. Good luck with it.