How do you keep writing when times are tough?

At last, after dodging it carefully for over two years, I got Covid-19. My wife also has it, with symptoms a day or two behind my own. It is grim.

That’s why I didn’t send out the usual Monday newsletter yesterday, but it got me thinking: how do you keep writing when life is throwing bad things at you? What are your techniques for keeping the creative spark alive when the world is beating you down?

Let me know in the discussion. Asking for a friend.