About Cat

Cat1Cat Lumb is a thirty-three year old Yorkshire lass living on the wrong side of t’hill in Stalybridge, Manchester, with her wedding-phobic fiancé.

She began writing again after being diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalitis (M.E) in 2009 and since then has drafted four novels and a selection of short stories. In October 2015 she was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia but refuses to let any disability prevent her from achieving her goal to be a published writer someday.

In the past she has blogged for Manchester Literature Festival and had work short-listed in a Writing Magazine competition. In May 2015 had her first short story published in Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special. She is currently an active committee member and Festival Secretary for Huddersfield Literature Festival.

She can also read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Find her on Twitter: @Cat_Lumb


Why I started…

I want to be a writer: ideally a published writer. But I want to be able to write. No matter what I do, I always seem to fall short – I plan to write a lot, I have numerous ideas and possibilities jotted down in various random places, but recording more than that always seems like a struggle.

So, here is a record of that struggle – to spur me on, to guilt me into writing, to find out where I am going wrong.

At the very least, I want to know I tried. At the end of everyday I would much prefer to say ‘I tried and failed’ rather than ‘I didn’t even bother’.”


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If you want to know more about how I restarted my journey to become a writer, check out my blog post:

The long winding journey of how to be a writer ~