Almost every writer I know has a pet to keep them company as they go through the steps of the writing process, from start to finish. Some days we will complain about the neediness of the pet and how they distract us from our work, but on those hard days where we stare at the computer and nothing comes to us, we’re glad they’re there. I know I’m thankful for the way my little man (Thorndike) paws and meows (constantly) at me when I’m the one who needs the attention — and I believe he knows that.
On the days where I’m feeling very productive, my 12-year-old little man loves to be the center of attention. He practically begs to be played with, cuddled (which most times during this process he falls asleep and begins to snore loudly), and of course, he loves to be pet – a lot, and doesn’t want me to stop. Wait, let me rephrase that – he doesn’t want me to stop until his daddy gets home.
Then there are times when I’m reading for a book review or tour, and I get up to get more tea or take care of the buzzing washing machine, that he plops himself down on the book. I can’t resist taking a picture of him because he’s just too cute! (Notice how the book title “Good In Bed” goes as a perfect caption for him?) Does your cat do this too?
The Writer’s Workspace cartoon is something that I think we as writers can relate to. (However, if you’re on The Dream, then I envy you! Can you share how you do it?)
Simon’s Cat is a little comic strip of what most of my writing and editing days are like with my little man!
Do you have any pets that keep you company? How does he/she keep you motivated? Do you have a funny or sweet story you’d like to share about you and your pet(s) during your writing process?
Ruth Ellen Parlour says
What a good post! I have a rabbit whose really mischievousness and gets up to all sorts. If he sits on the couch beside me I have to make sure he doesn’t bite the laptop cable (yes I write on the couch!) he gets me to open the hallway door so he can zoom up and down then makes me get up again because he’s chewing the wallpaper. He’s good company though 🙂
Isabella Louise Anderson says
LOL! That’s too funny! He seems very entertaining! Writing on the couch?! I do that all the time — I find it more relaxing at times, as opposed to sitting at a desk with tense shoulders… Thanks for sharing and have a great day!