There are many who have managed to sink into fear and despair after the recent events on the world stage. For some, it’s meant that they haven’t been able to do any writing for NaNoWriMo. The best advice I can give you is to walk away from social media completely for 24 hrs. Switch it off and ignore the world. Put on some soothing music, have a glass of wine (or whatever your chosen poison might be), and open a file to write. It doesn’t matter if you type the same word over and over, or if you just write out your feelings about the situation, but you just need to get back to the keyboard and start writing. If you are still struggling to put yourself into the right head space for writing your chosen project after 24 hrs, wash and repeat — take another 24 hrs hiatus from social media, enjoy the music, wine, and write the same word over and over. All you need to do is give yourself distance, so you can see past it all and to the future. In truth, there is no better way to ignore the world than to sink yourself into a fictional one.
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