Living with a children's author isn't as easy as it looks!

 Creativity is intelligence having fun.

Albert Einstein

 Did somebody say, “FUN?”  I love fun! 

Toys are fun,

and new toys are even more fun.

Treats are fun,

and new toys that have treats in them are the MOST fun. 


Mom has fun being a writer. It’s fun getting a new idea, fun mind-writing about the idea, fun typing the title and her name, and fun getting from the beginning to the end of the story by typing and talking to herself every day. It’s also fun working on the story with DavidLaurieandOtherDavid, which is the name of Mom’s writing group. 

It’s NOT a lot of fun for Mom when she has to change her story after she reads it for a while, talks about it at her group, and tries not to look at it for a few days. That part makes her talk to herself even more, sit and stare at the computer for long amounts of time without typing, and drink a lot of coffee. Sometimes she says, “I may have to start from scratch.” She doesn’t say that in a fun way, but I wait nicely right next to her because if there’s scratching involved, I am on board!

Comments on: "Inspirational Quote of the Week" (28)

  1. You will get there, just keep believing in yourself and let the characters speak to you. Get into your creative-head flow space and let the pen walk.

  2. That toy with the treats inside is a lot of work! So is writing.

  3. Good luck for your writing, you’ll get there don’t worry!

  4. That toy looks like the coolest. You get to play with it and get treats.

  5. I don’t know. Did you pass that IQ test ? :-). Cute, either way. Rocky would have chewed that thing apart. He’s the tornado! Scratch away, dogfriend and tell mom I’m cheering her on.

    • Thanks, Gemma. You can tell that I passed the IQ test because I ate all the Cheerios. Then I ate all the Cheerios crumbs. Then I ate all the Cheerios smells.

      Love and licks,

  6. What a fun toy! My kids enjoyed the video!

  7. What a cool toy, this looks like limitless fun, huh? Could watch your video again and again…

  8. Cupcake..Yoooz so lucky, what a real cool toy 🙂 Mommy will get there soon 🙂 xx00xxx

  9. Cupcake, I am sure that just having your company and moral support makes your mom’s job easier. How could it not? 🙂 And here’s a little scratch for you to apply wherever you most need it (((scritch scritch scratch!!!)))

  10. I love the new toy Cupcake – very impressive paw action! 🙂

  11. cute dog with a cute toy!

  12. Oh yeah! Cookies are the BEST!

  13. Cupcake you are also funny and I nominated you for The Addictive Blogger Award for more scratching inspiration. Hope you like it 🙂 You can pick it up on my blog
    Have a fun wednesday 🙂

  14. I’m sure your support helps the writing along.

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