Do cats help you write?
No, they don’t. My cat Meg, pictured above, certainly doesn’t. Why am I asking this? Because I read somewhere that cats provide a soothing presence that helps you concentrate – do they hell as like! Whenever I settle down to write, my moggie snores, bounds round the room like a mini tornado, demands to be fed, and generally acts like a lunatic.
So what helps you concentrate? Music can both focus a person’s attention and at the same time, inspire. Some writers must have complete silence, whilst others like background sounds, such as TV or even the sound of kids playing. I personally prefer peace and quiet, but there’s little chance of that with Meg doing her best to drive me insane. A pet dragon’d be quieter!
Even so, no matter what the distractions, a writer writes and I will continue to do so, despite my manic cat and her manifold distraction techniques 😀