This threatens to be a rainy week with Nicholas (the name of my co-worker by the way)
having a good chance to become a hurricane.
Sometimes it feels as if Mother Nature has declared war on Louisiana!
Speaking of war ...
No American writer is more associated with writing about war in the early 20th century than Ernest Hemingway.
He experienced it firsthand, wrote dispatches from innumerable frontlines,
and used war as a backdrop for many of his most memorable works.
How Hemingway coped:
"After being severely wounded two weeks before my nineteenth birthday
I had a bad time until I figured out that nothing could happen to me that had not happened to all men before me.
Whatever I had to do men had always done. If they had done it then I could do it too and the best thing was not to worry about it."
Have you used personal hardships and trials in any of your novels?