The Chronicles

Welcome to the Cozy Cat Chronicles, everyone.  Another new adventure begins.  Like any new adventure it is exciting, frightening, energizing and petrifying all at once.

What is Writing Like?

On Monday my co-author Margaret and I visited a book group and were treated like celebrities. They asked many good questions about our writing process. It is hard to describe. Today I began to re-read Anne Lamott’s Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. The following passage is a pretty good description.

“E.L. Doctorow once said that ‘writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.’ You don’t have to see where you’re going, you don’t have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you. This is right up there with the best advice about writing, or life, I have ever heard.”

Drones in the Living Room

These small drones sound like bumblebees and create a big wind.  Each has 4 tiny propellers and lights that blink when it needs a charge.  One takes high definition video and the other transmits the picture to a viewer.  It takes a genius to watch the drone, manage the controls, and watch a four inch TV screen at the same time.  I wonder if the skies will soon be full of such cameras.    Again I ask:  “What is next?”