April 4 2020

General Update: Isolation Nation

PJs are my new daily outfit

So how is everyone doing in, dare I say it, these unprecedented times? Personally, I’m beginning to feel really restless and the days are all blurring into one. Yesterday, I asked my son what day it was and his response was, “all I know is that it’s 2020” and that seems pretty apt to me. I don’t think I’ve utilised so many streaming services in my life, Disney+ definitely came at the right time. I’m still whittling away at some writing projects, but all work and no play will make me go crazy even quicker in this lockdown.

Because I have so much time on my hands, I have decided to try and work on some of my backlog/piles of shame when it comes to my game and book collections. For starters, I aim to finish Pax by Sara Pennypacker (shamefully, I bought this on release and never read it), as well as Divinity: Original Sin, which I’ve had for so long I now own the sequel too (which I also have yet to play).

I’ve also been spending way too much of my time on Animal Crossing: New Horizons! I waited so long for this sequel and I love it!! It’s doubly awesome as we bought our son a copy and so it’s something we can play together and I love to be able to share something I’m passionate about with him. Even if his island is an absolutely mess and it makes me want to scream everytime I visit it. I may even dedicate a blog post about my thoughts on the game so far.

The downside is I may not be getting the Final Fantasy 7 Remake at launch now, GAME have yet to sort pre-orders done in-store (they’re trying to sort a solution currently according to emails) and I have too much money pumped into in-store pre-orders to want to spend more to order it again from their website. Not to mention, the deluxe version is sold out online at the moment, which is the one I want. My copy of Persona 5 Royal Phantom Thieves Edition turned up the other day too, so it’s not like I don’t have plenty to play.

Please stay safe people!

Edited on June 1, 2020: After the recent posts by Andrea Dawn of Tell-tale Books, I am removing all links and information that relate to her and her company.

March 28 2020

Strange times we’re living in

Make sure you all stay safe

It’s hard to believe that just under two months ago 2020 felt like it was the best year ever (for me personally), everything was coming together and I was feeling so positive.. then all of this madness hit. It’s still so surreal that all of it is happening.

Like most, the Corona virus has turned my life upside down: my husband and I are currently working from home, my son is off school for the foreseeable and regrettably my job is at risk. I worry on a day to day basis about the health of my loved ones. The above Tolkien quote never seemed so apt before. Staying inside isn’t bothering us too much, we all tend to the introvert side and we have plenty to keep us busy.

Despite having more time on my hands, I’m finding it very difficult to scrape together any motivation to get any creative writing done at the moment. These are just such depressing times that I’ve lost all of my “get up and go” enthusiasm. Hopefully that will change soon.

Please stay safe everyone and please take social distancing seriously.