Missing Cats and the Writing Life

Friday, finally. This week has been exhausting and exhilarating. My book The Fence My Father Built, has racked up some amazing Kindle sales . Our move is not yet complete, and if these darned cats won’t stay at the new place, I’m threatening them like the kitty Soup Nazi –no soft food for you!
My writing life is what I miss most about this move. I’m determined to become a writing hermit once the last runaway kitty is corralled.
Writing Tip for Today: Summer is coming although it’s still cold and rainy here in Oregon. To help you keep you writing mojo during the summer, sign up for a conference, workshop or short class (like mine!). Or, try writing something way outside your comfort zone–if you write romance, try a thriller or mystery. If you rarely write poetry learn to construct a sonnet, villanelle or sestina if you’re feeling up to a challenge. Whatever you do, keep writing–even if it’s a journal. Come September, whatever progress you make on your work-in-progress will look better than nothing. And if you see one of my cats on the road, don’t feed him–he’s not getting any soup today. Here, kitty, kitty.

About Linda S. Clare

I'm an author, speaker, writing coach and mentor. I teach both fiction and nonfiction writing at Lane Community College and in the doctoral program as expert writing advisor for George Fox University. I love helping writers improve their craft and I'm both an avid reader and writer of stories about those with wounded hearts.

1 comment on “Missing Cats and the Writing Life

  1. Hello Linda, Good suggestion for writing out of our comfort zone. Might have to try that for the summer. Good luck with your move. Rainy here in Eastern Washington too.

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