Cat Pollock Writes

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Quotes, cat pics, and @catpollock01's writing progress. Author of Mirrors: A Short Story Collection. Loves Jesus, will travel.

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When you've been sick all week, and all you want to do is lay on the couch with your cat. 🐱
This. #writingadvice #write #amwriting
Maybe it's because I grew up with a plethora of siblings (8 siblings, to be specific) and had to learn how to work without being distracted by what's going on around me at an early age, but I've found that some of my best writing happens when I turn up the noise. And this? Well, this is a go-to episode of one of my favorite shows when I just cannot write without the noise.

#browncoats #firefly #scifistories #inspiration #writingtools #writersproblems #writerslife #writersofinstagram #amwriting
Cheers to the first week this year where I haven't felt awkward using a Christmas mug for tea or coffee. 
#merryChristmas #happyholidays #coffeemugs #holidaymugs #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #drinkhappy #itsthemostwonderfultimeoftheyear #phxwriters #azwriters
Tiger's new favorite spot in the house - underneath the (currently undecorated) Christmas tree.

#adventuresoftiger #cats #catsofinstagram #christmastimeishere #alliwantforchristmasisyou
Story time! 
Seven years ago, while I was in the Crimea wrapping up 11 months of circumnavigating the globe as a missionary, this weird idea for a novel popped into my head. What if there was a girl on a mission trip who woke up in another universe? I wrote it down and, once I got home, tucked it away in a drawer. Every once in awhile, I pulled it out, thought about it a little more, then put away again. 
Until this year. Early in October the same God who asked me to spend a summer during college slinging burgers in northern Alabama, 11 months amongst the nations, and 4 years pouring into teenagers in one of the "worst" areas of my hometown told me, "It's time to write this story, Catherine." I obeyed.

So, 22 days, 218 pages, and 70,195 words into #nanowrimo this year, the first draft of the first book in a series of novels about a girl who switches universes in her sleep is complete. 
With just over a week left of #nanowrimo2017, I plan to use the rest of my time plotting out and starting to writing book no. 2.

Starting on Friday, though. Tomorrow is for rest. And family. And some of the best pies you will probably never get to experience. #happythanksgiving #seeyouonfriday
The view from below... Because I'm getting some last minute work done before the holiday, and thought I'd do it somewhere other than the office this morning. 😀

#goodmorning #happyfallyall #workfromanywhere #writers #workingwriter #writersofinstagram #azwriters #phxwriters
Even the Doctor says you should be writing.

#nanowrimo #nanowrimo2017 #nationalnovelwritingmonth #drwho #whovians #scifistories #happywriting #writingmemes #writingmotivation #goals
#writeanovelin30days #youshouldbewriting #youcandoit
Straight-on shot of the amazing Italian herb bread I made this afternoon before settling down to write for #nanowrimo. Today's word counts?

For the day: 4,370 words
#nanowrimo2017 total so far? 55,145 words

I'm gonna finish my novel this year, and I have faith that what comes out of finishing it will be every bit as amazing as the bread. :-) #goals #motivation #perserverance #writinggoals #writing #amwriting #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #author #foodstagram
Yeah, pretty much. Especially feeling it this month, though, @nanowrimo. (Re post from @inspiration.from.screenwriters)

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So, I was chatting on #Skype with a dear friend who lives overseas over the weekend, and we spent a lot of time talking  about writing and how my #nanowrimo2017 project was progressing. When we got to talking about what #writingadvice I would give once I became a well-known author, I went straight to this quote.  @realmarksheppard said it during a convention panel I was watching on #youtube a few years ago. It hit me in the gut, and I remember having to pause the video for a minute to process that statement, then to write it down and add to my quote board. This is my daily reminder to stop worrying about what other people want to see and just write the story I want to see happen - and I think a good reminder for all of us crazies tackling #nanowrimo this month. We've got this, y'all. See you at the finish line!

#amwriting #writingtools
#writerswrite
#writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #scifistories #realtalk #motivation #inspiration #wegotthis #justwrite #raceto50k
No novel writing today, but I was playing around with @canva in the middle of a brief episode of writers block over the weekend. I came out with this as my cover image - not likely to be the final one, but I can live with it for the rest of the month.

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