open discussion: how do you get work done during a pandemic?

I know a lot of us are struggling to meet deadlines right now—or even to maintain some kind of structure or schedule to our lives. Working from home is challenging in the best of times, but right now we’re all struggling against a tide of bad news and fear and isolation.

For me, I’m staring down the barrel of several deadlines (I got my new A Lesson in Vengeance edit letter, for one, but also dissertation stuff!) and I know I need to get my act together if I’m going to get everything done in time.

I’ve tried to have some self-compassion, give myself a total day off every now and then, but it’s hard. I can’t imagine how much harder it is, too, for people dealing with child or elder care.

So here’s my question:

How are you getting work done during the COVID-19 pandemic? Do you have any suggestions for me or other readers?

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