How has the election of the Asshole in Chief affected your work?
It's distracting to put it mildly. Fortunately I'm in the middle of a long piece that has its own gravitational pull and has a good way of opening more tracks to explore. Or are they sidetracks? In either event, it keeps me working. For those who can't keep away from Twitter or the evening news or whatever bullhorn is blowing Trump's insanity, I'd suggest purposely starting a long(long) novel; who knows? by the time you come up for air, or finish, this madness, for better or worse, will have finished too.
It's very distracting. Every day, with SCROTUS at the helm, it's some other pileup on the ol' orange highway. Yes, I like David's suggestion, start a long novel. Or take up an all-consuming hobby. Heroin, say.
I'm using a lot less adverbs, bigly.
Thank you all. My own small projects seem redirected but unhindered. But anger has always been a subtext for me.
It is difficult to put aside. It seems to have the ability to creep into
not only the writing but everything. Yes, ducking into a novel length project is a good idea but when coming up for air the stench still remains.
But we a a part of this world so all that we absorb or bounce off of is what we got. Let's have a drink!
I wonder how alcohol sales are doing- well, I suspect.
I am working on a story about an illegal abortion, but it's hard because I'm depressed. The election broke my heart.
Dianne, it was and is a calamity.
Worse than 45 is the Republican Congress, empowered by this asshat.
I'm avoiding Facebook, looking ahead to the 2018 congressional elections and taking heart from this: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/03/containing-trump/513854/
I'm looking forward to 2018 when Trump will win again and you circle jerking-hive mentality driven bunch of libtards can continue your imbecilic complaining.
Distracting. No new writing happening. Just lots of revising and reading. And despair.
Samuel, I mean really, libtards? I like you, but that's inappropriate. What is happening in this country (which isn't your country) is tragic -- it's not a joke. Would you like to get on the phone with my sister and talk her off the ledge every other day because she's in fear of losing her heath care? Would you like to talk to my coworker's son-in-law, whose family is in fear of deportation? Human lives and livelihoods are at sake, and you're being a jerk.