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#1  skb 05-27-2020, 05:24 PM
So much time spent at home. So few words written (actually zero). How is this even possible?

I just can't find the motivation.

What is everyone else doing?
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#2  gmw 05-27-2020, 10:40 PM
Not writing. No time. My normal job is busier than ever. Thanks to the govt introducing a wage subsidy scheme at short notice, I've had lots of development and support work (my software is used for payroll amongst other things).

Anyway, it's not fair. One of the ideas on my list had a disease that targeted older people - but it was supposed to be fiction, damn it!
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#3  rcentros 05-28-2020, 02:12 AM
Quote skb
So much time spent at home. So few words written (actually zero). How is this even possible?

I just can't find the motivation.

What is everyone else doing?
Basically the same. I've always found I'm more productive when I'm "stealing" time to write. Besides, there's an awful lot on the back of our minds now. Makes it hard to concentrate. I haven't been reading much either.
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#4  skb 05-28-2020, 05:35 PM
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Anyway, it's not fair. One of the ideas on my list had a disease that targeted older people - but it was supposed to be fiction, damn it!
Ooooh, GMW...I thought the apocalypse was my fault because I bought a motorhome on the day the universe blew up, but reading this I'm relieved to know it's actually yours.

Quote rcentros
Basically the same. I've always found I'm more productive when I'm "stealing" time to write. Besides, there's an awful lot on the back of our minds now. Makes it hard to concentrate. I haven't been reading much either.
Hard to concentrate? That's exactly it.

This whole situation would make a cracking story but 1. who would believe it? and 2. who will want to read it when we finally get back to "normal"?

Take care everyone!
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#5  gmw 05-29-2020, 12:18 AM
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Ooooh, GMW...I thought the apocalypse was my fault because I bought a motorhome on the day the universe blew up, but reading this I'm relieved to know it's actually yours.
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Well, this is the second time I've hit something of this sort. The first was a few years ago and was quite a shock (it was a horror story). So at the moment I'm trying desperately not to think of other bad/apocalyptic ideas, but it's like trying to not think about pink elephants. And now I've got the four pink elephants of the apocalypse in my head! I suppose that should be fairly safe ... I hope.
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#6  skb 05-29-2020, 06:14 PM
Glad you've got the elephants, GMW - I'm trying to resist getting another pet at the moment (so I can travel in my motorhome easily) and elephants would take up quite a bit of room.
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#7  gmw 05-29-2020, 09:35 PM
Yeah, but is your motorhome up to crossing the alps without elephantine help? Some pets are useful to have around. Anyway, pink elephants can fly, so you could probably just leash them to the roof. Take advantage of lockdown to get some young ones and train them ready to holiday with you when everything opens back up again.
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#8  skb 05-30-2020, 04:25 PM
I'll be crossing the Alps by frog (like a sensible person), gmw. But you do make good points. I'll check out the flying variety of pink elephants. Thanks!

People say that there are those who aren't coping with the current apocalypse. Well, I reckon we're doing just fine. Just fine.
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#9  gmw 05-31-2020, 07:03 AM


Thanks for playing.
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#10  arjaybe 05-31-2020, 01:23 PM
I'm lucky. My life is mostly unchanged by present circumstances, so my writing routine goes on as usual.
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