My Writing Buddy Sucks

02 Nov

You all know by now that several hundred thousand people around the world have started writing for NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo and I am one of those number. I cleared off my desk in order to have a clean slate to work on my novel, lining up my reasearch materials (journals and printed emails from years ago) and I was feeling pretty good about getting started.

And then this happened:

DSCN0341He simply refused to sleep anywhere else. Every move that he made, trying to make a better nest for himself, resulted in something falling off the desk.


Computer Helper Kitteh does not approve!

Was batting at the cursor on the screen, jumping every time the song coming from the speakers changed, and just generally making himself a nuisance.

So I did what any kind-hearted cat lover would do. I made him a soft spot to lay on:


Conditional approval

He settled in for a nap and I was able to meet my word count goal for the evening. Sheesh. I thought this was going to be easy, but maybe not so much…


Posted by on November 2, 2013 in Cats, NaNoWriMo, Writing


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13 responses to “My Writing Buddy Sucks

  1. Violet's Veg*n e-comics

    November 2, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    πŸ™‚ beautiful.

  2. overitblogdotcom

    November 2, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Such a cute kitty cat πŸ™‚

    • Sofia Leo

      November 2, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      He is a wonderful cat, smart as well as handsome. We went on our first walk the other day, him in his red harness, and he loved it! Not a bit shy, he was ready to go bird hunting. Rainy today, though, so we will stay inside and write.

  3. 3kids2cats1divorce

    November 2, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Awww. I made excuse after excuse to get out of NaNoWriMo, and then last night decided I was being a poopyhead. So I started writing without much of a plan, but so what? I’m absolutely doing it. So far the cats have let me be. Good luck!

    • Sofia Leo

      November 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      You’re a pantser, eh? Good luck to you πŸ™‚

  4. Melanie

    November 2, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Hooray for making word count!

  5. Awana

    November 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Notice kitteh is on the handknitted merino cabled neckwarner–who won?

    • Sofia Leo

      November 2, 2013 at 6:23 pm

      Yeah, yeah. I’m a total softy πŸ™‚

  6. rarasaur

    November 2, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Haha, that’s exactly where my kitten sits, too. We’re suckers, but at least we have lovely wonderful furry companions, right? πŸ™‚

    • Sofia Leo

      November 2, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      He’s pretty damned cute! At the moment he’s asleep in his Writing Spot, curled up and looking as innocent as possible. I know he’ll be up and raging at 0200, but right now he’s awesome.

  7. Lynette d'Arty-Cross

    November 3, 2013 at 8:57 am

    What a beautiful kitty – good luck with your writing!

    • Sofia Leo

      November 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      He is a handsome boy! Can’t wait to get him some fancy clothes. Oh, yes, he will be an internet star some day πŸ™‚

  8. Just Me With . . .

    November 4, 2013 at 10:32 am

    hahaha! But I’m so glad you are doing this!


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