Lazette Gifford
Publisher & Editor
zette@cableone.net

 

Editor's Note: The Cats....

By Lazette Gifford
2005,
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 like that. 

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.