Though I'm not a hugely social person, and I am not tormented by this alone time as so many other folks (being a horrid introvert, I'm coping really well), I am finding that I miss my friends all the same. I am a hugger; though only with those folks I know, trust and love. I miss hugs.
Still, I am grateful that everyone I love and hold dear appears to be safe and sound and in relatively good spirits.
I hope that people aren't being driven mad by boredom right now. I've picked up my guitar again, and I'm pleased to report that I'm not as bad as I thought I'd be. Granted, I started from the very basics, so... I'm still not good, by any stretch, but I'm not as bad as I thought.
By the by, if you want to hangout and chat, I've decided to liven up my guitar practice with an hour long stream every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday around midday, and will try to do so until I have to return to work. In the case that I do return to work, I will continue to stream Sundays (or will try to, usually when I'm at work, there's also martial arts training and teaching, and I'm usually so exhausted Sundays I lie in bed and do blessed nothing all day). Basically, I attempt to learn while folks chat. I sometimes join in said chats.
Being at home and working from there is still odd to me, but I'm getting used to it. Perhaps a little too used to it.
Dear Hollywood, if you're looking for fresh new stories to adapt into films when everything returns to normal, perhaps I can interest you in a gritty space opera? Skylark is pretty good. Bonus points: once the film is over, you can launch a television series that could last as long as eight seasons, if done right. Or perhaps you're more interested in Daughters of Britain, which could take advantage of the growing public interest in Celtic culture and difficult, complex, kick-arse heroines. Or, if you think people want a return to old-school, scary vampires, Human is actually one of the better stories I've written, even if I hated writing a vampire novel. Bonus points: This, too, could be film that launches a television series.
Feel free to contact me about the film rights to either or all of these novels. Or feel free to check out my other titles. They're not fussy.
Right, now that I'm done dreaming about having my writing earn a comfortable living, I'm off to get a blog post done for Black Gate Magazine.
I hope you're all safe and well, and so are your loved ones. Keep safe. Keep well. We'll get ahead of this thing.