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.
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 his co-hosts for the month are:
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.
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.