On cats, music, and writing

My cat Ashley likes music — I mean really likes music. She even dances (does that cute stomp-and-purr thing) on my desk whenever I play music while working.

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I’m not the one playing music right now, though. My clone is writing (and occasionally taking brief breaks to read posts on Facebook or obsess — his word, not mine — about how the ad campaign on Amazon for The Remnant is going), and when there is writing happening on the other side of the house, there is always music. Ashley wants to be on his desk, but having a ten-pound dilute tortie standing in front of your computer monitor and head-booping you in the face can interfere with typing and stuff, so she has been told to choose between lurking on the shelf over his desk or going somewhere else. This is why she’s on my desk, making known her cattish displeasure at not getting her own way.

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About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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