Cat: Haha, I wish! I think we all need to figure out a way to work in what we love to do. I have a very supportive network. I start work at 6AM (often in my PJs) and my husband gets up with our girls and gets them off to school. I pick them up at noon after a nice six-hour stretch. One day a week, my mom helps out. And often, Hubby takes the girls on Saturdays when I need some extra writing time. It's all about finding the system that works for you/your family and sticking to it.
What's be your 'funnest' moment writing so far?
Cat: I'm not sure I can choose one. My top three include: hearing the news that Oscar-nominee Hailee Steinfeld liked Forgotten and that Paramount was going to buy the movie rights before publication; visiting my hometown of Cheyenne, Wyoming and having what I like to call my American Idol moment; and hearing from a girl after a school visit that I made her want to start reading again.
And the dullest?
Cat: I'm not a massive fan of the copyediting phase of the publication process. You've already been through heavy duty edits and are just fixing grammatical and spelling errors. It's not exactly a thrill a minute, but of course, it's incredibly necessary.
I cannot write without... Sleep. Quiet. Coffee. All of the above.
You've written books that have had thousands of girls swooning, and inspired a very loyal fanbase, but what inspires you? Is there one person you know it couldn't have happened without?
Cat: Two, actually: my kiddos. I've always wanted to be a writer but pre-kids, I was sort of paralyzed by the idea of actually doing it. It felt like a huge mountain to climb. When I had twins--and survived the crying-pooping-feeding infant phase times two--I truly felt like I could do anything. I looked at their little faces and thought that I wanted them to have a mom who went for the things she wanted in life. So, when I got the idea for my first novel, I went for it.
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