Which world would I like to live in? That’s the IWSG question today. I’m glad I can answer it because I can’t think of anything to write about just now. My brain is fried, and my inbox is overwhelming me. I went to two parties (organised by me) and a funeral last week, and we had a new addition to the extended family. That was followed by two days selling books at a craft fair. I need a rest.

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This is my Insecure Writers Support Group post, in which we share our successes and failures as writers, our insecurities, in fact. Anyone can join in, just sign up at the IWSG Sign-up page, write a blog post on the first Wednesday of the month, and go back to that sign up page to link with everyone else–or a goodly sample. Our host is Alex J Cavanaugh, and cohosting this month are:

 J Lenni Dorner, Janet Alcorn, PJ Colando, Jenni Enzor, and Diane Burton! 

Which World – the Question of the Month

If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose?

Some of the people I talk to when doing the book stalls at fairs ask about my imaginary worlds. I’ve been saying lately that I tend to live in them when I’m writing them, which is true. Is it an escape from the realities of this one? Maybe.

But I’d be happy to live in those, to be honest. I can’t think of any other book world I’d prefer to live in, although there are several where I’d be happy to do so.

If it was the Viridian System, then I’d definitely want to be on Sunset Strip, which was touted as an excellent leisure resort, although little of that is apparent in Zanzibar’s Rings. Pete and the Swede live up the quiet end. Living with Lars and Pete would be awesome, even when Lars is in one of his slob moods. Given the degree of freedom some of the other citizens have, I’d probably make a good living in the country there, maybe run residential painting or writing holidays for visitors, although I would miss the birdlife we have on Earth.

Castle Marsh 2019

Living in the Realms, the world of Fred and George and the rest of the gang, would also be perfectly acceptable. And they have birds aplenty. Of course, I’d rather live at Castle Marsh, and I’m sure Fred and George would find room for me. Some of the other castles would also be fun to visit, especially some of Dylan’s relatives up north. I’m not sure how I’d earn my keep, although I’m sure something would turn up. Maybe giving George clues to more new inventions would help. And I hope he’d take me up in one of his flying machines!

What about you? Your own book worlds, or someone else’s?

An Insecure Writers’ Meet-up

Rebecca Douglass (the Ninja Librarian) visited me last week. We went birdwatching with our cover illustrator, Dani English, too.

Which world? #IWSG July 2022

16 thoughts on “Which world? #IWSG July 2022

  • 6 July, 2022 at 12:29 pm

    How cool that you and Rebecca got together last week. Sounds like you had a really busy week. Hope you get some rest.

    • 6 July, 2022 at 8:30 pm

      Still trying to find some rest. But then, hanging out with old friends is usually relaxing 😀

  • 6 July, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    That’s awesome you ladies got together.
    Several have picked their own book worlds today.

    • 6 July, 2022 at 8:29 pm

      As long as it’s not that Junk world, yours would be fun, too!

  • 6 July, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    It was so great to get together with you and Dani! Hope you are about recovered from your week :).

    I’m not quite sure it I’d want to live in my own book worlds. I mean, Skunk Corners is okay, but short on some of the comforts I’m used to. I’m sure the Ninja Librarian would let me be his assistant, though. As for Pismawallops Island—BT,DT. No more ferries for me!

    • 6 July, 2022 at 8:28 pm

      Yeah, Skunk Corners has its attractions. Pismawallops, well maybe if there’s a role for me that doesn’t involve the PTA… 😉

  • 6 July, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    That’s so neat that you guys got to visit in person!

    • 6 July, 2022 at 8:26 pm

      It was great. Zooming was good, but this was much better!

  • 6 July, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    It doesn’t take much for me to get into sensory overload, especially if I’m out in the heat. You definitely need a rest!

    I write horror and mystery, so probably not the worlds I’d choose. I went with Pern – dragons and zero social media. A virtual paradise! ;-D

    • 6 July, 2022 at 8:26 pm

      I did consider Pern, but I thought of the feudal part and the runnerbeasts and decided against it. Mind you, there are nicer parts!

    • 7 July, 2022 at 10:06 pm

      It wasn’t that hot, but the sun’s strong!

  • 7 July, 2022 at 12:39 am

    Hi, Jemima! How lovely that you met up with Rebecca! That is so cool. Thanks for sharing the photos!

  • 7 July, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    I picked my own book too! 😀 Your world sounds very intriguing. Nice pics, BTW 🙂

  • 7 July, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    Meeting your online friends in real life sounds wonderful. Great photos.

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