Space Cats are from Space! Then again, you probably knew that. If you didn’t, you’re one book behind.
Sarah Ever, the main character from “Space Cats from Space,” presents “A Brief History of Space Cats, and the Care and Feeding Thereof” for your enjoyment and informational consumption.
These entries form a resource for feline companions (humans) to help ease the transition from cat “owner” to their true role as caretaker and, possibly, human slave.
Please enjoy this encyclopedia traveling almost all the way from A to Z!
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An Excerpt – Quiet
My cats are not quiet.
Whether it’s pounding feet racing across the carpeted floors, or scrabbling nails across the hardwood, or the cries of Blinky as he tries to meow around his favorite stuffed cow, the brothers in my house are always making noise.
And it’s worse since I began to understand them. I didn’t realize how much chatter was always going on around me until the nanites started working on my ears.
There is a benefit, though, to the implant that is buried in my arm. I have the best sound mufflers in the world.
I can turn off my ears.
I do realize this is less about Space Cats and more about me, but at this point, I’m not certain it’s fair to separate us. I suffer from an infection of their technology, and so I am now a part of their story. So, back to me.
I can turn off my ears!
The first time this happened, it was a bit alarming. I had developed a headache, probably the result of insufficient caffeination, and every time one of my feline companions tore through the room or started chattering behind the sofa, my head would throb. The last straw was when Clyde jumped up next to me and started prattling on about his girlfriend.
I just wanted silence, and I may have shouted that sentiment aloud.
And then I got it. The silence, I mean. It was startling to both myself and Clyde because he climbed on my lap and started patting my ear with his paws.
I realized shortly after what must have happened, as Blinky is a fairly good mime for a cat. And the silence lasted the rest of the day, which was only slightly alarming at the time.
With practice, I learned to turn on my ears as easily as I can now turn them off, with focused thought and will. And I get to enjoy the quiet when the chatter of four housemates becomes too much to handle.
It’s rather lovely.
171 fiction words, 487 total words
I’m starting with words written during Insurgent last night. Now that it’s out of the way, I can ask a question that just popped into my head.
Getting the paperback ready takes longer. Why do I try to get that first when I could get the ebook up for sale and the print book could follow when I have it done? I suppose it’s to get my skills with print books down so print books are easier to do, and then everything could go up at the same time? I don’t know.
I’m talking about A Brief History right now, by the way. It’s been so long since April, I’m honestly not certain what state things are in. Maybe everything is perfect and ready and just need a quick once-over before putting up for sale? Or maybe there’s quite a bit of work yet to do. I just don’t remember.
This is why I shouldn’t wait so long after finishing before publishing. Ugh. I’m not even sure why it didn’t happen immediately. I’ve been carrying around the proof copy since it arrived, ready to do the proofing.
Oh well. I’m going to get it done now. Or at least look at it for the next three and a half hours or so. Then I’ll give the laptop back to the kids if they want it.
Yeah, I may be physically home but my brain isn’t yet with me. I flaked on writing yesterday, and today too, it looks like. Still, the job is to report the good and the bad, and so that’s what I’ll do.
30 fiction words, 255 total words
I got both regularly scheduled blog posts done, and that feels good.
Yesterday was mostly a day of relaxing with the family anyway. We were all at home, reconnecting with the kitties. Some grocery shopping happened yesterday, too.
Today was just plain hot. I did laundry (probably should have done it yesterday but really wanted to spend the day with family), got some bank stuff done, and sweat. And bought some photo memory boxes for me, my grandma, and daughter. I’ll be sticking pens and desk supplies in mine. This should come as no surprise. (They were on sale for $2 each.)
Well, at any rate. I’m going to go read a blog or two more before bed. Maybe word some. Tomorrow, I might work on publishing. I think I’ve gotten everything set for A Brief History, although I’ve not talked about it for a while, and it’s probably way past time to get that up for sale. That, and there’s another story that needs a title, a cover, and some editing. Time to sow the field a bit more. Can’t have a harvest without planting.
Ah, hell. I left a plant in my car. Hope it’s not dead.
We had a lovely vacation and got to catch up with lots of family. Because there were two drivers, I had some time to write. (Although I didn’t really write a lot.)
1,516 fiction words, 1,894 total words, 8 days
I did do photo blogs every day, I didn’t bother with other blogs. I did write a bit over eight days, but that number really looks better as a daily total, don’t you think?
I also got an Idea over vacation. My idea is that soon, although I’m not sure how soon, I will start handwriting a novel, basing the idea off the cover of the journal that I’m going to write it in. I would like to write the entire story inside the covers of the journal, without running out of space or leaving a lot of blank pages.
Whether I publish or not (because I would have to retype it) or whether it just sits on my shelf as one of those novelty things (the cover of the notebook I’ve chosen is quite lovely by itself) is still up in the air. I may wait until November to do this, or I may not.
Exciting ideas from vacations!