It’s hard to write when the USA is on fire.
I low key love politics. I could talk about political history and the functioning and dysfunction of democracy for days. But it’s really hard to function in everyday life when democracy is being drop kicked and beat in the street by a man who doesn’t know what he is doing and a group of politicians who are so in love with power that they don’t care about people having clean water or Native American treaties or people having body autonomy.
But even though that it is hard to write, I have been writing, slowly.
- I wrote a first Act of a pilot.
- I’m rewriting my book(might be turned into a novelette?)
- I’m writing a short story.
I am doing things that are good for me: I read the script for Young Frankenstein which was a balm on my soul. I sat in bed and giggled at the jokes on the page and what I could see of the movie. I watched an odd movie with Jackie Chan that was so bad but still made me laugh.
That’s all I can do: I’m writing, even though it’s hard, and watching things that make me smile. I have to take care of me before I fight hard in the Resistance.
That being said, I don’t really know my place in the Resistance. I’m sure it has to do with writing and making art. I think I’ll volunteer and mentor young writers. That would make me feel helpful. This in addition to spreading verified news and shopping black/local/women run businesses.
I encourage you all to find a way to fight back against that guy in the White House and to keep yourself sane. (But can we talk about how fast this is going! It’s been 5 days. FIVE!!!)