The nine stages of #thewriterslife

There comes a time when every writer needs to step back and see what a #writerslife looks like from the outside – and yes it looks like cats.

Be warned, these stages can come in any order, you can be in the middle of number 6 when suddenly inspiration strikes and you’re back at number 1. Number 2 might not actually exist and number 9 can strike at any time.

1.Coming up with a great idea

idea cat

2.Writing down your plot points like a boss

cat glasses

3.Wondering if writers block is real or a construct of fluidic space

confused sad cat

4. Where’s the coffee?


5.Soldering on through the valley of death, attacking one word at a time

cat attacking dog

6.That feeling when you finish your story

waiting cat

7.Realising your story is far from finished #editing

canteven cat

8.Reading rejection offer letter number 52 from your favourite publisher

checking response cat

9.Wondering why the hell you’re a writer



Gifs sourced from gifsoup, catgifs, senorgif, ohmagif, 

53 thoughts

  1. Hey there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone!

    Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look
    forward to all your posts! Keep up the outstanding work!


  2. I relate to this one quite a lot. Though I relate to “why the hell am I still a writer” a lot of the time.


  3. Thanks so much for the follow Millie! I completely agree with your take on this. That editing cat’s face says it all! 🙂

    Hope you enjoy reading my posts!

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  4. Thank you so much for following me! You are appericated. I have to say this post was funny cute and very creative. This type of styling you have I think you will continue to be a great writer. You have a follower! Looking forward to more. I am new to blogging. Started about a month ago. Still learning as I go.

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