You told yourself that you were going to use this extra down time to Actually Sit Down and Write Something. And instead, you find yourself falling asleep on the couch night after night, drifting through several hours of Love Island and Say Yes to the Dress. So, you and your writing buddy (hi, Sam!) promised to send each other pages every week. Okay, every other week. (Sam, seriously, for real this week, I promise!) Does this sound familiar?
Perhaps the push we need is The Isolation Journals, started by Suleika Jaouad, author of the New York Times column “Life, Interrupted.” She’s going to email you every morning for the next month with a new prompt. It’s free, and everyone’s welcome, and maybe it’ll make us feel like we’re not staring into the void alone. (Goodbye, Void!) The Isolation Journals will also tap in other writers, so we’ll also be hearing from Esmé Weijun Wang, Kiese Laymon, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jordan Kisner, Samantha Hunt, and more.