You will look at the chosen image of Idris Elba and assume this post is just an excuse to post pictures of him.
You are correct.
The Idris Elba “Shouldn’t You Be Writing?” meme is one of my favorite writer’s memes. OK, it’s the only writer’s meme I know, but because it features a picture of Idris, it’s clearly the best one out there. Nothing about the image makes me think of writing, but it certainly stirs the imagination.
Idris is, after all, right – I should be writing. And, even better, I have been writing. Here are links to some of my most recent work on the Internet:
“My Daddy Hated Joe Tex’s Skeevy Song ‘I Gotcha,’ and Now I Understand Why” – Maximum Middle Age
“Prince Taught Me My Dirty Mind Was Just Fine” – Tue/Night
So the next time you look at a picture of Idris Elba and think to yourself, “I really should be writing,” ask yourself – why am I looking at a picture of Idris and thinking about writing? Then get up and write something until your thought process returns to normal.