Hello my dearest darlings…
What can I say that hasn’t been said already, and by people far more eloquent than I? The world finds itself alone together. This is something I’ve never experienced in my lifetime. But reading stories about how we’ve dealt with things like this before has given me comfort.
That, and all of the incredible acts of kindness, generosity, and just plain silliness that I’ve witnessed over the last week or two.
Humans are, at our very nature, resilient. We will get through this.
I feel so helpless, though, as I’m sure many of us do. This week, I was scheduled to be in Nashville at Book Lovers Con, where I’d planned to hang out with many of you. It’s been postponed, of course, and hopefully it can be rescheduled soon.
Next week, D.C. and my first Apollycon were on the schedule. I look forward to the day when we can be together and celebrate the books we all love. 🙂
When dark days are upon me, I always turn to music, art, literature, film – the things that keep me sane and remind me of what we can accomplish. Embrace the things you love, those things you haven’t given time to yourself to indulge in: learn a new language, perfect a tricky recipe, write, learn a new instrument, or allow yourself to watch all of those figure skating videos on YouTube you’ve been saving.
Music is my balm of choice, so I spent a few days compiling a Playlist for the Pandemic on Spotify. It is an eclectic mix of songs meant to be both reflective and lighthearted. It’s a work-in-progress, and I’ve made it collaborative, so feel free to add your own songs.
Be good to yourself and to each other. Stay safe.
What if you met the right person at the absolute wrong time?
Meet Val Saunders and Sam Newman, two Hollywood actors at opposite ends of their careers. Hers is skyrocketing while his, well, never really took off. Fate brings them together when they’re cast as lovers on a steamy new television series. The on-screen chemistry between them is off the charts and when it spills over into a real life attraction, they find themselves in…a situation.