Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April IWSG Post and the Covid -19 Pandemic

For the past few months the world has been gripped by Corona Virus, which is now galloping at a furious pace and spreading its vicious tentacles to the remotest corners of the world. Most of the countries have imposed lockdowns to safeguard their citizens from this deadly virus. Social Distancing is crucial at this point.

I write this IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) post while battling a lot of anxiety and fear. IWSG is an online group of writers, posting on the first Wednesday of every month. Though we usually talk about our writing related issues, worries, fears and doubts, this time all of us have just one worry- the covid-19 infection.

 IWSG is the brainchild of Alex J Cavanaugh, the author of several amazon bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars. Alex can’t your super powers do something?

April 1 question - The IWSG group's focus is on our writers. Each month, from all over the globe, we are a united group sharing our insecurities, our troubles, and our pain. So, in this time when our world is in crisis with the covid -19 pandemic, our optional question this month is: how are things in your world?

This situation in India is getting worrisome. We are currently in a 21 day lockdown from 25th March to 14th April. These next few days will be crucial for India, it will decide our country’s fate where the covid pandemic is concerned. All our social media is flooded with Corona Virus news, there is no escaping it. To distract myself I’m trying to focus on my writing.

For a change I’m not going to say that I’m looking forward to reading all your posts, because I know that all the countries are under the covid -19 grip.

I pray for each and every one of you, to be safe and healthy. I pray for everyone. I hope Corona Virus leaves us soon, that some miracle happens soon, that a vaccine is made soon. All I can do is pray.