Friday, September 30, 2011

Distraction or inspiration...

I've debated before over whether cats are a distraction or an inspiration to my writing. My first stories were cat stories, and my first published work was about cats - published in magazines. And now after my cat gave birth to 5 kittens in the small hours of Thursday morning, I have more distractions than ever. At the moment their eyes are shut and they wriggle around blindly searching for milk - I could sit and watch them for hours.  But what about when their eyes open and they spy a whole new world beyond their nursery box... those little bundles of fluff are all going to have individual personalities, and get up to untold mischief.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Excuses not to work...

For anyone looking for an excuse not to work - here's one... I couldn't get to my computer because there was a wardrobe in the way, but now the decorating is done and the marauding wardrobe returned to it's room - I can get on again, although the computer free time was not wasted as I've been getting on with some drawing. I always feel as if I'm skiving  from 'proper' work when I'm drawing, but really it's all part of the process when I'm writing a picture book.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Getting distracted

Yes I admit it I've been getting very distracted lately with life in general, so now with the new college term begun I have time... somewhere between running Mum's taxi, cooking and trying to get a decorating project finished, somewhere there are some little chunks of time where I can write and illustrate my next book.