#IWSG – Shire Dreams

My apologies for this ‘late show’ on the monthly Insecure Writer’s Support Group post.

Our move has proved a nightmare with no disabled features to the house like wide doors or wheelchair ramp, a low toilet I have to be transferred onto by a trained carer, plus weeks without internet. My desktop is still in storage as no office imminent, so I’m writing this one-fingered on a laptop barely in reach.

And the new wheelchair keeps dying on me at inconvenient moments.

The flash-drive with my current novel went AWOL during the move, and other backups are proving elusive.

My health is suffering and paying for carers will cripple us… unless my brother acts out of character.

However, I must reassure the Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh that this announcement is not ‘ffarwel’.

Anyway IWSG. Remember, the question is optional!

July 6 question – If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose?

A few come to mind from Narnia to Earthsea to a galaxy far, far away. But as Tolkien is my early writing inspiration, I choose Middle Earth… well, a safer region, The Shire.

Is that my yearning for rural England on which The Shire was modelled? Home?

Except my heart is in North Wales, where my Sparkle stories are set. Can I live there, please?


Finally, don’t forget to visit more active writers via the IWSG site:

Insecure Writer’s Support Group

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.

The awesome co-hosts for the July 6 posting of the IWSG are J Lenni Dorner, Janet Alcorn, PJ Colando, Jenni Enzor, and Diane Burton!

8 thoughts on “#IWSG – Shire Dreams

  1. I’m so sorry this is going so badly! I hope the flash drive turns up and you are able to work out an office of some sort. The wheelchair acting up is insult to injury! Hang in there, and go on dreaming of Wales.


  2. Oh Roland, I’m so sorry this has all gone so wrong. I was depressed enough when my desk arrived in pieces and they refused to put it back together before they left. No disabled access? What went wrong? I’m so sorry. I wish I could do something more than send love and hugs, but at least I can do that.


  3. A perfect choice! Both the Shire and North Wales. Why didn’t I think of that? It was the setting for the Dark Is Rising series, especially The Grey King!


  4. Moving is bad enough. Yours sounds like the worst possible. So sorry. I agree about the Shire. As long as the bad guys don’t show up.


  5. Sorry to hear about all those frustrations. The Shire would probably be my choice as well. There are so many fictional worlds I’d love to visit, but the Shire seems like the best place to stay long term.


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