How Corona Virus (Covid-19) Can Impact Writing a Book

There’s no doubting how much Covid-19, or the corona virus, has touched all of our lives. Some of you may even be at the point where your work has shut down and you’re now stuck at home with not much to do.

Well, we have a very simple solution to this quarantine: write the book you’ve been talking about writing for so long!

After all, Shakespeare wrote King Lear while in quarantine.

While I’m always one to suggest productive time at home, there’s no denying the fact that this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of time home.

And you can start with this FREE training to give you everything you need to get started with this project.

But don’t just take those words for it! Here are more ways Covid-19 and this quarantine can impact you writing a book.

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#1 – You have more time

If anyone else, like myself, has already run out of stuff to do on your chore list…you might be inventing stuff to do for yourself at this point.

You’re quarantined, stuck at home! What better use of your time than to actually start working on that book you’ve been talking about for seemingly ever?

While you may have kids at home to watch and other responsibilities, the fact of the matter is: you have more time to write a book now than you have before or will have in the future.

Even families with kids need “quiet time,” where you can give the kiddos chores or homework or other activities to do while you work on your book. Not only will this give you a break from the craziness, but structure during these times is still super important for your kids.

And seeing their parent/s working hard to write a book and do what they’ve been wanting to do for so long? THAT is powerful in the eyes of a child.

So if you’re like so many others and need something to do, sign up for this FREE training that will get you started with everything you need to know to start writing your book TODAY.

#2 – You’re more creative during a pandemic!

Let’s all say a big, huge THANK YOU to the worry surrounding the pandemic, because something really interesting happens when we panic: our imaginations run wild.

Now, instead of allowing that imagination to fill your mind with images of lockdown and forcing you to stock up and leave some less financially fortunate families with nothing for their own children, let that imagination fuel your writing!

And this isn’t just for fiction folk, either! Imagination is needed in order to write well, especially when it comes to the skill of showing versus telling or using strong verbs.

In fact, if you need a few writing prompts to get started, check out this post for both fiction and nonfiction prompts (over 400 total!) to get you started.

#3 – It beats cleaning the garage and tidying the yard

Let’s be real: spring cleaning is a necessity. We have to get around to unpacking and sorting through all the stuff that has built up over the winter BUT, does that mean now is the best time?

Writing that book you’ve been talking about for years could be a far better use of your time.

Or better yet, you could split up the work. Do some spring cleaning for an hour, take 30 minutes to work on your book. An hour for cleaning, then an hour for writing your book.

The point here is that while you could spend a bunch of time walking around your home and yard trying to find something for yourself to do, you could also just save that stuff for when you originally intended to get it done and use this time to write a book instead.

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#4 – It’s a great way to get “alone time” for all you introverts stuck with everyone at home

We can’t deny that introverts are thriving right now. Quarantine? They do this voluntarily!

But that doesn’t mean your partner or kids are the same way. In fact, it might be hard for you to get your introversion time with everyone else stuck at home.

Writing a book is a great reason to lock yourself in a room for several hours and get that much-needed you time while being productive!

Compromise with those around you and make it a habit to stay in and work on your book. Find a specific writing space, gather everything you need that you learned about from your free training, and start!

#5 – Life will return to normal

And when it does, what will you be telling people you did during your quarantine? That you watched too much Netflix or made memes…

Or that you wrote a complete book during those few weeks while everyone else watched too much Netflix.

Because life will go back to normal. It might take a while and we might see one too many memes about Covid-19 and the rough start 2020 has had, but life will resume and then when will you find the time to write that book?

Make a choice to be productive during this otherwise difficult time, and write that book. You’ll thank yourself for it later.

NOTE: We cover everything in this blog post and much more about the writing,  marketing, and publishing process in ourVIP Self-Publishing Program. Learn more  by clicking here!

Bella Rose Pope

Bella Rose Pope is the Content Marketing Specialist here at Self-Publishing School. While she's not whipping up content here, she's creating her own Youtube videos, fiction writing tips blog posts, hanging out with her dog, and eating something with cheese! Give her a follow: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Youtube

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