Ann Parker here, meandering through on Saturday at the LadyKillers. My first thought on hearing the topic is "diversion" is: Diversion from what?
In this venue, for the most part, it would be diversion from work, i.e., writing.
But writing, in and of itself, can also be a diversion. A diversion from life, or some of the difficulties thereof. But enough of that. Here are a couple examples of recent diversions of mine.
Straightening up the "junk drawer":
Truly... is this not a thing of beauty??
Attending Bouchercon:Opening ceremonies at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame... fun!!
Adding to my burgeoning library (all picked up at Bouchercon in the past 1.5 days):
Oooooooh, more books! I can't WAIT to dive in!
So, it occurs to me that diversions often get a bad wrap. And perhaps they shouldn't... at least, not all of them. After all, each of the above activities gives me a great deal of satisfaction, and are ultimately all to the good.
Ann is currently at the annual Bouchercon mystery convention, indulging in several of her favorite diversions: catching up with other readers and writers, hanging around the bookroom (where she spends more money than, perhaps, is wise), and exploring a place new to her: Cleveland!
Ann will be part of the Historical Whodunnit panel on Saturday, at 1:30 p.m., talking about yet another of her favorite "diversions" -- research!!