It’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). The once per month blog fest invented by Alex J. Cavanaugh. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
The awesome co-hosts for the September 7 posting of the IWSG will be C. Lee McKenzie, Rachel Pattison, Elizabeth Seckman, Stephanie Faris, Lori L MacLaughlin, and Elsie Amata!
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SEPTEMBER’S QUESTION: How do you find the time to write in your busy day?
ANSWER: The short answer is I write in ‘snatches’. For years, my constant companions are 3 x 4 inch spiral notebook & pencil. I load these little diaries with literary gems, memories, and shopping lists.
Recently, my husband and I rented a house in France for two months. We were constantly on the go. Without time to flesh out a story, I’d jot notes while riding the bus or waiting in a train station.
Flipping back through these pages, my eye stopped at a notation about Grisette, the cat we agreed to feed.
Snatch: Before dawn and our first morning in the house. I was trying to remember where they stored French press and coffee. Groping my way to the kitchen, I discovered Grisette‘s first offerings by stepping in the wet slimy guts.
Grisette’s First Corpse: Guts and Head (Click to Enlarge)
Most nights, between midnight and 3am Grisette would MEE-0-OW until Rick woke up and said, “Good kitty.” Once her offering was acknowledge, she’d crunch, crunch, crunch, and swallow the corpse.
Thanks to my snatches-style diary, I can say with complete confidence she presented and ate over 51 dead or almost dead mice. Bon Appétit.