“Accountability Partner,” Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers

Nothing motivates a writer like an accountability partner. Right now, mine sits on my desk two feet from my elbow. The sun gleams on her black fur, and I pause in my writing to admire her. “Do you have any idea how beautiful you are?”  I ask Naomi.  She blinks her round yellow eyes.  “Meow,” she says, which might mean “certainly” but more likely, “Get back to your writing.” Or maybe “Finish that story so you can read it to me.”

Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, May, 2013