Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog–Pet Inspiration









Deb asks:

How do your pets/kids/plants (something you take care of) influence your writing?  Do they help you, or distract you?  Do you include them in your stories?

Great question, Deb! And quite apropos as we prepare for NaNoWriMo. I mean, really, if ever there was a time when writers need inspiration, it’s during NaNo. Am I right?

My ragdoll cat, Gracie (y’all met her last week), definitely inspired my writing. In my very first book, the main character has a long haired, blue eyed kitty with a diva attitude. Like Gracie, this feline offered just enough support to keep the main character happy, but then had her own schedule to keep, regardless of the mayhem happening in the MC’s life.

Yeah, that’s how Gracie rolls.

On the other hand, if kitty wants some one on one time, writing just ain’t gonna happen. You know what I’m sayin’? 😉

How about you? Has your writing been inspired (or, gasp, hindered) by a pet, person, or plant? Do share!

Stay tuned for Lydia’s answer next week!