Shouldn’t you be writing?

Shouldn’t you be writing?

Yes, I should!

I’ve been MIA: sorry.

I have far too much going on, and now … the international news is devastating. A novelist by nature spins out horrific scenarios. It helps to curl up in a fictional world.

A few links to share …

• Coincidentally, I’m reading The War Reporter by my SMA and FB friend Martin Fletcher: set in Syria. It’s excellent: I recommend it. Martin has been an award-winning foreign correspondent in Middle East hotspots for much of his life: he knows whereof he speaks and he’s a fine writer.

• In the much-needed calming department: The ONE Thing You Need To Do On Sunday For A Stress-Free Week. Excellent advice.

Especially for us history geeks …

• Mr. Darcy Strips off …  It’s often difficult to find out what’s under those clothes, and even more difficult to find out how they’re put on … or how they come off. :-)

And last, for writers in need of a title …

• This list of titles of 18th century novels is hilarious. It’s really so hard to choose. Here are a few of my favourites:

The Expedition Of Little Pickle; Or, The Pretty Plotter

He’s Always In The Way

Love And Madness. A Story Too True. In A Series Of Letters Between Parties Whose Names Would Perhaps Be Mentioned Were They Less Well Known Or Less Lamented

I took the photo at top decades ago. I was working at my desk (and yes, likely writing), and I looked up to see our Palomino Bailey looking in the window. Miraculously, I was able to get a photo.

(Every time I look at this shot, I think: she needs her forelock combed!)

I have joined an informal NaNoWriMo Facebook group which is helping me keep on track. Speaking of which …

YES, I should be writing.

Have a good week. Send healing thoughts out into this sad and far-too-violent world.