I’m sorry for not having a Sciency Words post for you today. Also, I was supposed to announce my A to Z Challenge theme earlier this week, but… well, it’s been a rough week.
Part of the problem is, of course, the coronavirus. Right now, I feel like we’re all trapped in a Michael Crichton novel (specifically, this Michael Crichton novel).
Part of the problem is also work. In my day job, I work for a local T.V. news station. At times like this, working in the news business can be a mixed blessing. On the upside, I’m still employed. I’m still getting paid, and I can still pay my bills. A lot of people can’t right now. On the downside, covering a crisis like this is extremely stressful, as I’m sure you can imagine, and it has taken a real toll on me.
So as I said, it’s been a rough week. At this point, I have to reevaluate my plans for this year’s A to Z Challenge. In the past, I’ve picked science-heavy, research-heavy themes. I was going to do that again this year, but given the current situation, I don’t believe I’ll have the time or energy to do the job properly.
But I still want to do something for A to Z. So this weekend, I’m going to sit down with my muse, and we’re going to pick a new theme for this year’s challenge. One option would be a “behind the writing” series where we’d talk about the creative process. Another option would be a series about the Tomorrow News Network universe, where I’d introduce you to the story world I’ve created for my upcoming book series.
If you have a preference, let me know in the comments. I’ll announce my decision on Monday.