Cat Lumb is a thirty-one year old Yorkshire lass living on the wrong side of t’hill in Stalybridge, Manchester, with her wedding-phobic fiancé and a rescue dog who is now her shadow.
She began writing again after being diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalitis (M.E) in 2009 and since then has written two and a half novels and a selection of short stories.
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’.”
So said my ‘About’ page for the first three years of this blog. Now I am a writer – still not published – but at the very least a writer who writes. Now the blog records my struggles to refine my writing craft and narrates my journey as I try to live the dream: to have written a published novel. It’s going to be a long journey, but I’m willing to give it a go, if only so I can say I tried…
If you want to know more about how I restarted my journey to become a writer, check out my blog post:
I’m a NaNoWriMo Winner three years running!
Check me out on the NaNoWriMo website by searching for ankhofbastet