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.
In 2019 she started a Writer Support Page on Facebook under the name The Write Catalyst. Through this she promotes challenges, activities, and motivational writing tips for aspiring authors to become the writers they know they want to be! Find out more here.
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