The nine stages of getting trolled

There is something about the idea of ‘trolling’ that is just so innately relatable to cats. Perhaps it’s because cats take the power away from trolls, turning them into something infinitely more harmless. To all the trolls out there, so long and thanks for all the fish! 1. Your latest post has gone live on your website, and you sit in a corner, cheeks shining … Continue reading The nine stages of getting trolled

The nine main stereotypes of writers

When most people picture a writer they imagine an intelligent but crazy bohemian hermit who spends their days addicted to caffeine in all its forms and dreaming up fantastical worlds and despicable murders.  It may shock some people to learn that some writers may enjoy going to the beach, love the sun, prefer to be outdoors, and actually, NO, they don’t know a single thing about how a … Continue reading The nine main stereotypes of writers

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.

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10 Weird Things Writers Do

No, this article isn’t about the 10 strange ways that writers interact with cats. But it could be. Anyway… writers often do weird things for no apparent reason, but they wouldn’t have it any other way. So here are the 10 weird things writers often/sometimes/always do: 1. Frequent cafés with their laptop or notebook ‘to write’. Yes, of course you’re writing   2. Use twitter to … Continue reading 10 Weird Things Writers Do

The nine stages of waiting to hear back from a publisher

You’ve done it. 630 hours later and you’re ready to send your perfectly polished masterpiece off to the Big 5 (or the Small 254). But what happens next isn’t pretty… 1) Hitting the Send Button   2) Galloping around the house once you submit your masterpiece   3) Keeping yourself busy as you wait #3MonthsLater   4) Trying not to tell everyone that you’ve submitted … Continue reading The nine stages of waiting to hear back from a publisher

The nine stages of writer’s block

Some people say writer’s block doesn’t exist. That it’s just epic procrastination and laziness tied up in a pretty package. But it does exist. Oh. Hell. Yes. It. does. Sometimes it can last from a few hours to a few years (true story!) but the journey is still the same… 1) It all starts with one tiny seemingly terrifying hurdle   2) And then it begins…   … Continue reading The nine stages of writer’s block

What your editor goes through

So on not so good authority, this is totally what your editor (and beta-reader) goes through while editing your novel for the first time. Spare a somber thought for those who do it for free. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. This first line is insanely awesome! I believe anything can happen #lovelife   Oh dear shit just got real. But spelling and … Continue reading What your editor goes through

The three stages of editing your first draft – warning, there will be cats

Based on my current experience, I think there are three main emotional stages to the (first draft) editing process, and this is what we look like while going through them: CONFIDENCE At the beginning of the editing process you are confident in the face of all evil: Original source: http://sisinmaru.blog17.fc2.com/ 2. IRRATIONAL THOUGHTS At some point, during the middle of the editing process, your nearest … Continue reading The three stages of editing your first draft – warning, there will be cats