In America, we started off with the Boston Marathon Bombing. I was obsessed with every bit of news we were given about this event. Horrified by the deaths and injuries, I prayed for the health and safety of the victims. I also prayed for resolution. Who could have dreamed the bombing suspects would have been found and apprehended in less than a week?
If the bombing weren’t bad enough, then the explosion at the fertilizer plant in Texas made it even worse. An earthquake in China. In Syria, hundreds are feared dead in Damascus fighting. Floods in the midwest. Snow in the northwest. And then on a highly superficial note, what’s up with our fave girl Reese Witherspoon, who was arrested with her husband in Atlanta.
All of this is terribly distracting to an author. In general, authors work best in boring conditions. This week, I’ve struggled to make incremental progress. It’s just been dang hard to focus! Still working on it.
To offer a little much-needed levity, here’s a photo from facebook that cheered me up today. Sheesh! I needed it!
What about you? How has the news from the last week affected you?