Today in New England this is the first real snow storm of the season. Yesterday, over and over again, the media outlets hammered that there could be up to six inches. That's disruptive in urban areas like New Haven, Connecticut where I live. Parking bans are in effect so forget taking care of any business which involves street parking.
We Baby Boomers fondly remember when these kinds of weather conditions meant snow days. At the University of Pittsburgh's News and Publication Department, the writing and processing that content could only be done there. So, we were off the hook. And unlike contract employees today, we got paid for the day, along with generous benefits.
In a digital era, there is no stay of execution for writers. A client wanted the Introduction to the book I am ghostwriting revised, including more research. All that was done online and emailed. I was up until 4 A.M.