Editor's Note: The
By Lazette Gifford
The cats and I have had a lazy summer. We've hidden out
from the heat in my office, working away on writing and editing. Oh yes,
the cats help in their own special ways like deleting files that quite
obviously were not to par and they know I can rewrite much better and often
demanding that I get up to feed them because I obviously need the exercise.
(And they are right about that one!)
They helped me write and sell a cat Christmas story, as
well inspired me for the artwork that was later bought for the anthologies
cover. The term 'not completely useless' sometimes comes to mind at times
Autumn is coming again and it's already cooler here. The
cats have gotten some of their energy back. I'm sure that can't be good.
They were enough trouble already.
But maybe they'll inspire me with a few more stories. Or
maybe we'll just sit by the window and watch the leaves fall from the
trees. Maybe we'll even invite some of the stray kittens in for the winter.
And we'll write some more. And edit some more. I hope
that your autumn is good, and your writing goes well.
My thoughts and best wishes are with the people who have
suffered such losses from Hurricane Katrina. I know how lucky I am tonight,
to be sitting here in my office with my belongings and my little furry
friends. I wish you all the best.