Twice every year I do a blog self-evaluation. Do I want to keep going or call it a day and move on to something new. They come at the end of the calendar year and the anniversary of the blog. This years anniversary was a few weeks ago. May 13. There wasn't a second thought either time. We're going on. Moving forward. Full speed ahead.
At the start of the year, I figured 2020 was going to be a bad one. With the election eleven months away and Donald Trump involved, you had to know it was going to be a shit-show. How can you stop writing when he gives you multitudes of material? The answer is...you can't! I was right about Trump. Hell, that was easy to figure out. But, who would have guessed about the other disastrous things to follow?
Take a look at this list:
Democratic presidential primaries
USA shut down and quarantined
100,0000 plus dead Americans
Peaceful protests and looting in every major American city
Shit, that would be enough to keep every serious writer busy. But, what if you're aiming for some humor and satire in the midst of all this destruction? How about:
Hoarding toilet paper
Politicians knowing more than scientists/doctors
Road trips during a pandemic
Looking at these lists, there's very fine line between what is a disaster and what is funny. In most cases, they are both. In Donald's case, sadly for sure.
So when I hear complaints about someone having writer's block or there isn't anything to write about, I call out bullshit. All you have to do is take a look at the world around you. There's something going on that's easy to put to words....and sadly for humanity, it's happening every single day. Even sadder, we're not even at the halfway point of the year yet. Can you believe that? We still have the election coming up five months from today. Oh my f'ing God, imagine what that's going to be like...both before and after November 3rd.
So far this year, I've penned seventy-seven pieces. The math breaks down to one every other day. I'm hoping to be less prolific next year. Although it's still almost seven months away, but let's hope 2021 will be worse for writers and better for humanity. Is it possible? God help us all if it's not.
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