Monday, May 27, 2013

Meet the Muse, Part Two & IMPOSTER Giveaway by Susanne Winnacker!

As you can tell by my blog header, I've got a bit of a thing for black cats. If you follow me on Twitter you know that I lost my pet of almost 15 years a few months ago. Big Cat was a great writing partner, and a buddy who sat on me pretty much all the time. I called him my muse because he usually camped out right on my chest while I wrote, and I looked over his big hairy back while typing. His purr kept time with my tapping fingers, and we made a great team.

I started visiting shelters a few weeks ago, looking for the next buddy to crack out a novel with. But it was too soon, and while I met some wonderful kitties, I think part of me was still looking for MY cat - even though I knew he was gone. So I gave it up for a little while, deciding I wasn't ready yet. It wouldn't be fair to bring someone home expecting them to be someone they weren't.

Two days ago I popped by the local shelter to see a cat I'd spotted online. Sure, black cats can be found anywhere, but I need a certain type of personality to write with me. I brought this fella home, and as you can see... he seems to be working out.


And to celebrate the release of IMPOSTER by my League of Extraordinary Writers buddy Susanne Winnacker I'm reposting a Rafflecopter widget here - enter and enjoy!

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8 comments:

Dana Edwards said...

The look on his face says, "You'd better write or else!"

SC Author said...

That is awesome. I am so happy for you :)

Mindy McGinnis said...

Dana - yeah, that look says, "I like WET cat food, lady. Make it happen."

SC - Thank you! :)

1000th.monkey said...

So cute!

I have a total soft spot for black cats too. Berkeley is my third black cat.

He's not so much a helper when I write, as he splays across the warm keyboard (on top of my hands) when I'm trying to use my laptop.

He's darn cute though :)

Congrats on your new muse :)

Debra McKellan said...

lol, no that's a "You're trying to write? Well let me make it harder." *plop* look. lol

Carmen said...

To me, that look says he wants you to spice up your villian.

My hunky cat sits at my feet while I write. Other writers have a playlist...I have his soft snores to keep me motivated. ;)

And sorry you lost your other buddy! I lost one almost a year ago and it still breaks my heart.

Marin McGinnis said...

Congrats on your new muse. He looks like a stern taskmaster--better get cracking.

Mindy McGinnis said...

Thanks everyone for dropping in to met the new man in my life!