Bringing you the update on my whirlwind move to Germany. Travel in the time of Covid is not as easy as it used to be pre-pandemic. After 48 grueling hours on planes, buses, and automobiles, we finally arrived at our destination in Germany…only to be relegated to a hotel room for a two-week quarantine in a country on lockdown.
Despite the difficulties, the people have been pleasant and we’ve made some new friends. My main challenge now is to stop staying up all night and sleeping all day. My internal clock is upside down, but since I can basically live in my pajamas for two weeks I guess I’ll cut myself some slack and allow for a gradual adjustment.
Getting back on track
In the frantic preparations for this move, I haven’t been writing any stories but now I’m able to let my mind wander once more down a creative track. I have upcoming deadlines for a holiday mystery story for editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch that I need to get busy with, as well as a crime of passion story for Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem magazine. Also, several non-fiction articles for The Write Practice.
In addition, I’m busily planning and researching several more novels in the Riley Forte series that started with Nocturne in Ashes. But with house hunting, unpacking, and all the little errands involved with setting up a new household, it will be a while before I’m able to complete any of those. I’ll keep you posted!
I’m looking forward to a fun, interesting, and productive time here in Germany…once I get over the jet lag!
How about you? Got any travel in the time of Covid stories to share? Tell us about it in the comments.