The Art of Silly

Lest I start taking myself too seriously (which, in my state of almost-authordom, I might) I’m committing to a little silliness. This blog will go out on April Fools’ Day, after all, and I want to remind myself how important it is to have fun. I’ve been indulging in a lot of fun recently but – see how I used the word ‘indulge’ there? – I’ve been feeling massively guilty about it. Whenever I’m out enjoying myself there’s that inner scoldy voice telling me I should be sitting behind my desk more, I should be agonising over edits, I should be slaving away at harp practice, I should, should, should… In fact the voice has no right to be so shouty. Endless slog isn’t good for creativity. No, exper

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