A little over a year ago I made the big move to Lavender, Texas. I love living near my Aunt Rowe and my best friend Tyanne, and I have a nice nest egg so I don't have to worry too much about the lack of a paycheck. I'm away from the noise and horrid city traffic. I have the most wonderful pet imaginable - Hitchcock, a black cat who found me rather than the other way around. What could be better?
For one thing, I could be better at focusing. I want to make fast progress on my novel, I really do. I set daily word count goals. I set a time to work on my book every day. I write in the same place (well, except for when I'm writing at Hot Stuff Coffee Shop), I give myself weekly deadlines. Sometimes it simply doesn't matter how hard I try. I mean, who can stay seated in front of a computer when the cat's calling to me about a dead body nearby? Or when Aunt Rowe goes off to perform dangerous stunts in a rodeo, for crying out loud. Some things can't be ignored. So I get up and follow clues and lend a hand to solve a murder. Anyone would do the same, but my writing has suffered. There are some who refer to my writing as a hobby, and that really annoys me. I'm committed to proving them wrong.
Kay Finch is the National Best-Selling author of the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries by Berkley Prime Crime. Though her character, Sabrina Tate, has left the paralegal profession behind to move to the Texas Hill Country, Kay still works as a paralegal at a Houston, Texas law firm. She resides in a Houston suburb with her husband and pets. Visit her at www.kayfinch.com.