Writing & Editing with the Pets

Writing with pets, children and grandchildren can be an exciting challenge and it might look a bit messy. Well, more than a bit. But these are lapdogs who cannot be denied their rightful place at the table, or chair with Grandma Lois. Annie, the little one, is fifteen pounds and she’s the mother of the larger dog, Britton, who’s 26 pounds, and doesn’t understand that she’s over the limit for a lapdog. Currently, two cats reside here, too.

So, in the midst of books, fur, manuscripts, children, grandchildren, a job doing senior care (which I love), and writing a second novel, I’m trying to figure out how to blog and put up a website while I (for the umteenth time) edit a completed novel that’s getting closer to its target. With the help of many writers groups in Rochester, Minnesota and Ames, Iowa, and with critiques from Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) and the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and various webinars from Writer’s Digest, the novel is being molded, sculpted, sandpapered, and hopefully shined!

Odd, how while writing this blog a grandchild contacts me to know if I want a kitten. I felt guilty about saying No, but four pets is probably over-limit already. Happy writing to all!



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