It’s May, 2019. To be frank, the world isn’t anything like I thought it would be at this time.
I know, I know. I’m suppose to be talking about my writing. Specifically you want to know how Puck and Breezy are doing. They’re struggling. Not because I’m an Evil Author God (™), but because I’m struggling. I’m finding it difficult to concentrate on In Due Time or anything else I could be working on because life is being a total pain in the ass.
Look, I know we authors aren’t supposed to talk about politics and such because we might have a different opinion than one of our readers. Frankly, I think that’s a load of crap. Real talk here – everything I write is infused with my politics. I make choices about who my characters are, what they wear, who they kiss, everything, based on my worldview (politics). I figure, if you can’t handle my politics out here, you aren’t going to like them in there, either.
We’re living in a dumpster fire. Don’t roast marshmallows over a dumpster fire. There’s nasty shit in there and it doesn’t get less nasty when it gets turned into smoke. It’s become impossible to miss the fact that old white dudes who have gerrymandered their way into power are waging a war on women (and brown people). Conservative states are racing to the bottom by passing abortion bans that make no sense. They claim it’s because they hold all life sacred, but they’re putting the lives of women at risk and mandating medical procedures that don’t exist.
Normally, I process this kind of existential dread through my writing. This shit, I just can’t. Puck and Breezy don’t have sex with men. There’s no chance for them to run into these problems. I mean Puck isn’t capable of being pregnant (can you imagine how over run the world would be if immortal fairies could have babies?). I don’t have any other characters I can throw at this either.
Besides all that, I feel the need to face this in the real world. It’s not enough for me to understand. I can’t think it through and come to terms with it. Lives, real world lives, are at stake. So I haven’t made as much progress as I should with In Due Time because I’ve been working on editing the real world.