I know you’ve been waiting and waiting for “Ask Flash” day, but I want to give you a quick update on my story. You have to give Cindy credit—she’s really been slaving away on these revisions. Unfortunately, she hasn’t gotten very far. That’s because she’s on the third new beginning.
I liked the first one fine. It was a nice fight scene and I won, of course. Turns out, that scene is going to stay in the book, just not at the very beginning.
The second one stunk. Big time! I mean, it made me look like some kind of pathetic loser. It was awful! I kept saying “Hel-lo! What are you thinking? We can’t send this slop to the editor!” I thought I was going to have to resort to biting her to get her attention, when she finally listened to reason. Whew! What would she do without me to save her from such horrible mistakes?
Now she’s working on the third beginning, and I think she’s finally got it right. I LOVE this one, I totally get to shine in all my feline glory. Cindy says I’m a little full of myself,
but I think she means I’m loveable.
Thanks for your patience. And now for the next installment of “Ask Flash,” which I know you’ve been dying to read all week. Enjoy, it’s a good one!
W.E. and B.B. both asked, “How old are you?”
That’s a tricky question. Do you want to know in cat years or human years? In human years I’m at least one. But with the changes Cindy is making to the story I might be as much as two. But either way, I’m pretty young. In cat years I would be between 15 and 24.
Kevin wants to know, “Do you have a favorite cat on the team?”
Ringo is my best friend on the team. He’s a little crazy, but in a good way. Plus, he’s in charge of all that yumscious food in the dumpster! I learned how to like Dewey a little better by the end of my story, but he’s a bossy know-it-all. Cindy says I’m a bossy know-it-all, too, and that’s why Dewey and I clash. But what does she know? She’s just the author. I like Spike okay, but he’s a pretty serious, no nonsense kind of cat. And The General is The General, you know? Plus he’s got those scary blue eyes that might zap you at any minute. So Ringo’s definitely my favorite—he’s always good for a laugh or two.
Shannan asked, “How many inventions are there?”
And Wyatt asked almost the same question, “How many inventions do you have?”
Well I don’t actually have any inventions myself. Mortimer is the inventor in the story and he has tons of inventions! First he has that cool secret passage with all the entrances from different rooms. Then he’s got the Laundry System, the Master Control Panel, Sir Vac-a-lot, his Motion Machine in the attic, the Dander Zapper, the Automatic Bed Maker, and the Interspecies Translator (which used to be called the Legacy). That’s just the ones I know about. He must have been one busy man!