I don’t fit any of the categories; I am a cat. A cat writes what it wants and publishes when it gets good and ready.

For me, writing articles is no different than writing software, except that now, it is not a job. I even have an article about it: “Managers: How do You Manage a Cat?

Like The Mountain Dew Maniac, I have twenty-seven writing irons in the fire, but I have no deadlines, order of work, or worries about anything.

Like The Bean-Counter, writing is little more than typing what I already know, but I have no lists, project plan, or outlines. Once I have typed the last word, it is 98% complete.

Unlike The Easter Egg Hunter, writing takes nothing out of me. I don’t need any room to decompress.

I have a folder for each potential article which contains a Word document and pictures. I add to them as I have ideas. I give my brain assignments and then read romance novels. When it has something new, I add the new item to the document. When I think that I have enough, I write the article.

I have only done one out of my 24 stories to a deadline, “The Challenge: Write an Article on a Given Topic in 4 hours”. It was much more than she (Lucy King) expected, or even asked for in the challenge.

I did the same thing with a computer project in 1970. The department head asked for one report to help track chicken contracts. I produced an app that managed everything from signing the contract to the final sale of spent hens for pot pies. He presented it at a national convention.

William “Bill” Myers, Analyzes all, Programmer, retired. If you learn anything new, find enjoyment, have a new thought, then I’m successful. Photo: 1st article

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