I love to think about grammar, writing, revision, and my cats. My cats often help me while I'm writing by purring, talking, head bumping my feet, jumping onto my desk, etc. The pictures here are two of the "Cat Grammar Mazes" on pages 63 and 66 of Paw Dream Mazes. The picture on the right side of this blog page is one example of some of the maze poems that I'll be giving away for free at my upcoming author events.
The maze poem on page 61 of Amazing Holiday Paws, which is in the photo in this blog entry, is a part of the maze poem called "A Maze Poem: Multimodal Poetry on World Poetry Day (March 21)." This maze poem's use of picture frames was the inspiration for the cover design for Amazing Holiday Paws.
Often while I'm writing, I notice a part of one poem, novel, or picture may work for another poem, novel, or picture. I love writing because I often notice additional other things to think about and to write about.
I'm so thankful for being able to create maze poems. They are a lot of fun to write and then to design. I begin by writing a poem that I know will also be in a maze-poem version. Once the poem's words are finished, then I create the maze version. Sometimes, I go back and forth in order to change some of the words and parts of the maze version. The picture in this blog posting is my first maze that I created. It's on page one of Holidays Amaze. Sometimes at my author events, I also give away copies of this maze to people.
Robin, a Flamepoint Siamese cat, is one of my three cats, and he won being on the cover design of Paw Dream Mazes. He loves the mazes of his life in a home that's created for cat happiness.
I rescued Robin when he was just a kitten. He's a Flamepoint Siamese cat. He's still acting like a wild kitten on some days. Robin is named after Batman's son, so his wildness is sometimes really great!
On other days, he sits in my lap and purrs. He's also a talker and often tries to tell me things. Yes, I sometimes understand his cat language, such as when he asks for his food while I'm cooking my food.
Dr. Karen Petit is the author of Banking on Dreams, Mayflower Dreams, Roger Williams in an Elevator, Unhidden Pilgrims, Holidays Amaze, Amazing Holiday Paws, and Paw Dream Mazes. She is thankful to God for the many wonderful activities that happen on holidays and celebrations with her family, friends, and colleagues.