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When I asked the YAH ladies whether I should write about something meaningful, or whether I should write about cats, the near-unanimous decision was, "CATS. I LIKE CATS."

So. About cats.

I have two of them. They are brothers, and they are pretty much the most adorable critters ever.

They are called Zuko and Caspian. Because I am a nerd.

They are extremely mischievous.

And if they weren't so adorable, they would probably drive me completely bonkers.

As it is, they already spend quite a lot of time driving me bonkers. They rip up my homework, and they eat things that cats have no business eating, and they've given me ringworm twice in six months.

But I love them anyway.

I never intended to be a cat-owner. I'm more of a dog person. But when I saw these little boys at the shelter, they wiggled their way into my heart and settled there until I took them home.

And that's kind of what happens with books.

(See what I did there? I made this post about writing, despite gratuitous pictures of kittens. BOOYAH.)

Sometimes a story worms its way inside you, despite everything. It doesn't listen to your insistence that I do not write fantasy or Sci-fi just isn't my thing or Eww, contemporary, NO... Sometimes, the story will claim you. You may think you are adopting a shiny new idea, but in reality, the story adopts you. And even when it drives you bonkers - even when you are slogging through that difficult middle section and you want to trunk it forever - it will not let you go. And you can't help but love it, despite all its problems. Despite the ringworm.
Kristin Briana Otts

Kristin is an aspiring YA author with an abiding love for her dog, ghost hunter tv shows, and rainy days.

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  1. This is the way the week is starting? It'll be hard to top. Gratuitous pictures of KITTENS teaching WRITING.

    *hides from comedy-horror that is trying to wiggle its way into her heart* I don't write comedy, I don't write horror, and I don't want to respective ringworms. Thing is, I was trying to decide what to do with comedy-horror idea just before reading this post.

    I should do a post with my cats. Beats having to come up with something profound.

  2. Kitties! I unintentionally adopted a kitten last June, and boy has my life been turned upside down. I love the writing analogy, though! It's very, very, very true.

    "Despite the ringworm." Classic. :)

  3. Fanning myself over their names.

    I LOVE PRINCE ZUKO. Now and forever and ever.

    And I also love that both of them are princes. :)

    1. I knooow! And their names are surprisingly appropriate. Like, Zuko sort of goes from being very grumpy to very cuddly, and Caspian just likes to explore ALL THE THINGS.


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