Escape Through Writing. Yes Even Now

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By August Müller (1836–1885) (Auktionshaus Bergmann) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The world is a little overwhelming right now. If you’re not finding it overwhelming, you’re likely a superhero, a super villain, or really, really good at ignoring reality.

Kudos.

But the rest of us need a little respite. Those of you for whom it’s all respite feel free to share your secrets, but I warn you, radioactive material from outer space with power-enhancing abilities is kinda tough to come by these days. I mean if you think laser sharks have a waiting list…

But I digress.

And that’s the point. If we don’t digress here and there with all that’s happening right now, we will shatter into dust so fine it doesn’t even sparkle. Who wants to be non-sparkle dust?

Not me. That’s who.

For those of us who write, disappearing into a world of our own making can be an incredible relief. It can also feel like an expensive luxury when every bit of news feels so important, every new affront and danger needs to be spread spread spread. But it’s not a luxury.

It’s not an indulgence. Writing is work, it is always work, but just because that work comes with an enjoyable side, it doesn’t turn it sinful.

Now, more than ever, we need to allow ourselves the room to express our ideas. We need to give ourselves permission.

Deal? Great.

Now I just have to take my own advice.

For more on my thoughts about Charlottesville and rising bigotry, please read An Open Letter to My Friends of Color.

Check out  my full-length novels: 

Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   

Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 

 Her Cousin Much Removed

 The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.

And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s free!

Peruse Montraps Publishing.

 

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4 thoughts on “Escape Through Writing. Yes Even Now

  1. My greatest silent prayer is that out of this great chaos comes wonderful change. So much needs to be done differently to keep all those people safe and hopefully many will be inspired to make the changes. Chaos always drives growth. I’m keeping everyone in my heartfelt thoughts right through the night and days to come. I’m terrified for them. The news hasn’t been off for a week as we have wild fires here and many have lost everything. Everywhere you look there is devastation. I had to take a break and come visit you. 🙂

    • I’m so glad I could give you one! Please stay safe…I hope the fires are nowhere near you.

      These weeks have been both odd and relentless. And I hope you’re right, that there’s good change to come.

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