I am super-excited to announce that my novella, Catching Cats, will be available on April 23rd, 2019!
The epidemic is spreading. The first documented case was decades ago. Then it was just a handful of sightings. Rumors. And of course the deaths. It’s common knowledge now. See a cat. Die within days. My sister doesn’t have much time. We have to act quickly. I’m just not sure what to do to help her. There is only one way she can save herself. She has to catch the cat.
Lark has watched her family succumb to the cat epidemic one by one. When she is at her most hopeless, a chance for a new and better life appears, but first she must do the impossible.
Loss, betrayal , triumph, magic, and cats abound in this engaging novella for readers of all ages.
The last four days have passed in a pleasant haze of writing. Once I got started again, I couldn't stop. I'm very lucky to have a supportive family - and that winter weather canceled most of my other responsibilities.
Yesterday morning, I finished the first draft. It's novella length, which is what I expected, and I really love the story. I can't wait to start editing.
But, I will wait for a bit. I always take a break between completing a draft and editing. I need to step away from that world for a bit before diving back in. I also have a bunch of other things going on, so a break is necessary. I'm entering the last two weeks of a show, and I have a couple audiobooks to record.
Always busy - good thing I love all my jobs!
Where does creativity come from?
I've been floundering around between several projects for the last couple weeks. I'm getting things done that need finishing. I've been making progress, but it's so scattered that I don't feel like I'm accomplishing anything.
I tried several times during the last couple weeks to sit down and write something, but it just wasn't happening. I don't like to think of it as writer's block. More like I just put out something I have been working on for years, and I needed some time for my creative reservoirs to refill.
Today, I had an idea. It's something that has been floating around in my head for a while now, and today I was ready to write it. I'm not sure why it all came together today, but whenever I can, I try to sit down and write when the mood strikes. I wrote a new 10 minute play this morning. There's a local playwriting contest coming up, and I think I may submit it. Why not?
My creativity is on its way back! It just needed a little vacation.
Meanwhile, I am still putting my book out there. SuperGym: Get Fit or Die Trying is a dystopian fitness nightmare that will keep you guessing until the end.
Em is a writer, theatre director, and hiker. She likes mixing horror with magical realism and adding sci-fi twist.