This Cold Won’t Stop Me

Maintaining my secret identity as an author requires a cover identity. Mine has its challenges. Sure, being a high school teacher requires writing lesson plans and grading mountains of essays and teaching great new minds, but there is another, darker side to high school…
Within that darkness dwells … Germs.
Teachers build up impressive immunities, but every year something mutates.
That’s what got me this year: the Mutant Monster Severe Cold Germ!
Knocks a victim on his/her back, nose flowing, lungs wheezing, head thick, muscles achey…
So how does a writer keep working through all that?
Two suggestions:
1) Sleep, because so much weird stuff is happening physically it often nudges the mind to wander into strange terrain. Always helpful.
2) Listen. When physically drained, writing podcasts are a perfect way keep ideas and craft study happening. The Creative Penn really does the job well.
Boom. There, I blogged. Pass me that box a tissues and pour some tea, will you?

About chrisryanwrites

I do my best to tell fast-paced stories with humor and heart. My fiction work is available on Here, I’ll write about the sources for those stories from what I read, watch, listen to, and observe to my experiences as a former award-winning journalist, high school teacher, actor, and producer.
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