After nearly a year of writer’s block, during which my plot ran around in circles and refused to develop into a coherent outline, I got my first covid-19 vaccine a few weeks ago. And suddenly, I could write again.
I whipped the outline into shape surprisingly easily, after all the time I’d struggled with it. On April 1, I started writing the actual manuscript, and then had my second shot a few days ago. And I’m now speeding through Chapter Five of the young-adult science-fiction novel I’m working on.
What did Pfizer put in that shot?
Hope, a friend suggested, and that probably sums it up nicely.
But maybe it’s more than that. As another friend pointed out, the virus is actually called the novel coronavirus.