I know how you feel. I got away from WDC for a while and took some online University classes on poetry and creative writing. I also had joined a writing critique group and that went well until covid hit and we were no longer able to cross the border. I have a book written though I still have to proofread it again (fifth time) and another with 27,800 words in. My first book took me four years to write. The second, I've been at it for about 8 months. It takes time. I write from the seat of my pants. It would probably be quicker if I followed a formula. But what would be the fun in that?
You're a good writer, I'm sure you'll break out of your funk. What I did was I wrote six blurbs of stories I would write and chose one. I happened to write a short story out of all of them. Not all are finished but still I got more than when I started.
I think this year has messed everyone up with Covid. Everyone in my house got it, some were asymptomatic, some of us got hit bad. I've had lingering effects now that just makes it so hard to write. Now where I live, we went into complete lockdown last week, the first province in Manitoba to do it for this second wave, and it just so rejecting, but you got to do what you got to do. Keep on trying to write, it will come back to you, you were always an amazing writer.
Yeah, this year has been pretty much a wreck. I have ideas, but no energy or motivation to write beyond blogging. But that's not related to the pandemic for me. University completely sapped my creativity. Too much times spent studying, writing papers, working with spreadsheets, etc.
I thought I'd be able to get my creative writing flow back being at work this year, but then the pandemic happened and even though I'm working from home, I feel totally suffocated after months of just sitting inside. Definitely cabin fever vibes that aren't conducive for motivation.
It does sound like Matt, and likely you too, could've had covid at the beginning of the year. It has pretty much been established that it was widespread by that time, but testing wasn't really a thing then.
I hope you'll find some way to write. I know it sucks to have ideas and not be able to get them out.
Joy - Awesome! I was figuring it was more using your fears in plot related things, so yay!
Charlie 🌈 - I've always loved mythology too! It's been fun to use them in a fun way. I can't wait to get to where I can actually begin writing and implement them! I'm hoping it comes out as good as I have in my head.