Every writer must have read about Shakespeare writing King Lear during a plague year. I’m sure that it was meant to encourage us to focus on our writing instead of focusing on the havoc caused by Covid-19, the divisions manifested in the elections of 2020, I’m not sure it did.
During that plague year, Shakespeare wrote his 28th play– King Lear, one more of his masterpieces.
What was my writing? A couple of kids books, a couple of short stories, a screenplay adaption of one of those short stories, finished the first draft of a novel, further drafts of that novel, research for future novels–an ok output, certainly not the masterpieces Shakespeare produced during his downtime.
But then I never claimed to be in Shakespeare’s league, just one of those stars to shoot for.
Hope you are at least hanging in there.