Love What You Do

Last month I was offered a writing job. This was wonderful. For years I’ve been begging for scraps, now editors come to me. In fact they’re coming to me so much at the moment, I had to turn the job down.

But what if it was the ONE? The job that would bring me fame, fortune and a 32 year old husband called Brad?

Writing is a gamble; you can spend months on a project that pays the cat food bill, or months on a job that will provide a pension. But I can’t yet tell which is which. So I take all the work I can get because it feels good to be working.

And that’s the joy of it: I love working. I love each project with the same passion and enthusiasm. I give each project my all. And it doesn’t feel like working. It exhausts me, don’t get me wrong, but even if I wasn’t getting published, I’d be writing. Because it’s what I want to do. It’s what I need to do and love to do and I’m privileged to do it for a living.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle. Steve Jobs

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10 Comments on "Love What You Do"

  1. Memorybreeze
    08/10/2012 at 2:51 am Permalink

    Great words, Kate!

  2. iceheart
    04/01/2013 at 7:47 am Permalink

    u guys should sooo make a movie for the warriors seirs it’ would be really cool and me and some of my friends would see it no matter what. the warriors seirs has been a roller foster of emotions and well for me it’s been there when I was sad and I needed lifting up on long car rides in school ( it really helped my grades). and if u do make a movie you should use the anime style they used in the chronicles of Narnia

  3. Kate
    24/02/2013 at 1:31 pm Permalink

    A movie would be fabulous, but there’s not news of one. Thanks for commenting 😀

  4. Chloe
    08/05/2013 at 11:07 pm Permalink

    Hi on the subject It would mean the world to me if you read my story (its not finished)

    Wildstar’s Journey
    By:teagra1@gmail.com

    Tigerclan
    Leader Spottedstar-an energetic, intelligent she-cat, who almost always knows what to do.
    Deputy Swiftwish-a swift, cunning tom, but is older than most.

    Medicine cat Fuzzyface-a long haired tom, that is a surprisingly fast runner.
    Apprentice, Runningpaw

    Warriors (toms, and she-cats without kits)

    Mouseflower-a she-cat who is beautiful, but worn with age.
    Skyfur-a handsome tom who is very welcoming, to everyone.
    Apprentice, Swiftpaw

    Marshstep-a short fured tom with dark brown eyes

    Riversong-a tricky, inteligent she-cat with a love to learn.
    Apprentice, Sandpaw

    Leafshine-a she-cat who is a new warrior.

    Willowbranch-an ambitious young tom with green eyes.
    Apprentice, Tanglepaw

    Hawkfur-an intelligent, strong, and brilliant tom

    Dovewing-a swift, and loyal she-cat
    Apprentice, Tawnypaw

    Tigerheart-a young energetic, and humorous she-cat

    Queens (she-cats expecting or nursing kits)

    Ferntail-a she-cat with a love to adventure

    Mistyear-a she-cat with a torn ear

    Icefur- an enchanting she-cat with a bright attitude.
    Elders

    Tangleclaw-an old grumpy tom

    Rainlegs-a blind tom with an amazing sense of smell

    Lionclan
    Leader Flamestar-a fair, and wise tom leader

    Deputy Greeneye-a she-cat who only has one forest green eye

    Medicine Cat Fawnleap-a young medicine she-cat

    Warriors (toms, and she-cats without kits)

    Stonemoon-tom with grey eyes
    Apprentice, Whitepaw

    Mousestream-a tom with amber eyes

    Dasiyeyes-a she-cat with beautiful golden eyes

    Webflower-a enchanting she-cat with yellow eyes
    Apprentice, Shinecloud

    Feathernose-a bright tom with ambition

    Birchspot-a she-cat with a torn ear from battle
    Apprentice, Treestorm
    Ravenclaw-a grumpy she-cat with blue eyes

    Queens (she-cats expecting or nursing kits)

    Littledapple-a unusually small she-cat

    Sorrelbird-a she-cat with amber eyes

    Elders (former warriors and queens, now retired)

    Brindlefeather-an old she-cat

    Finchdapple-a tom that is always weary
    Leopardclan
    Leader Stripedstar-a she-cat with unusual spots

    Deputy Streamfur-a tom with long fur that looks like a stream when it is in wind

    Medicine Cat Leapinghare-a long legged she-cat

    Warriors (toms, and she-cats without kits)

    Cherryspot-a she-cat with lighter spots
    Apprentice, Dewpaw

    Grassfoot-a tom with long claws

    Scarface-a grumpy tom with a scar all the way across his face

    Longnose-a long faced tom with amber eyes
    Apprentice, Pinepaw

    Icelight-a beautiful she-cat with blue eyes

    Cindertuft-a tom with very light spots in one area
    Apprentice, Reedpaw

    Queens (she-cats expecting or nursing kits)

    Brightgaze-a bright young she-cat

    Elders (former warriors and queens, now retired)

    Brambletalon-a tom with a fierce atitude

    Wildtalon Icetalon Hawkfur Swiftlegs Tangleclaw Runningheart tawnypelt
    Introduction
    There once was a clan named Tiger clan. Tiger clan were flame-colored night hunters, as large as horses with jet-black stripes and the darkness of night in their souls. They lived with two other clans named Lion clan, and Leopard clan. Lion clan had cats with coats that were silky and looked like they had absorbed the color of the sun. The cats in Leopard Clan also had pelts that were orange and fiery, but they had black specks on their pelt. All three clans are fierce, courageous, and brave. All of the clans had their strengths, and weaknesses.There are four sections of the clan, Kits, apprentices, warriors, leader, and the elders. This is the story of their best hunter, their fiercest warrior, and their best, most intelligent leader. With the story of how the eagle named Rainheart, who terrorized tiger clan, died.
    1.
    There once was a warrior that was both smart and strong her name was Icetalon. Icetalon fell in love with Hawkfur, and Hawkfur fell in love with her. It was love at first sight. Three moons later, Icetalon gave birth to one kit, a beautiful she-kit. They named her Wildkit, because of her unusually wild attitude. The she kit was huge compared to the other kits in the nursery.
    One day she was playing outside of the nursery, when out of nowhere a eagle flew down and snached the kit. The eagle, named Rainheart, took Wildkit to its nest. Icetalon was frantically running after the eagle, but was falling behind, and with no help of Hawkfur, who was out on patrol. Wildkit was now in a nest of baby eagles.
    Rainheart was about to sink its talons into Wildkit’s neck, when she jumped up, clawed Rainheart’s wings so she couldn’t fly away, and quickly sunk her teeth into the eagles neck. Rainheart struggled, and then fell limp. Wildkit could not hold the eagle any longer and dropped it out of the nest.
    Just then Icetalon appeared at the bottom of the tree. Icetalon then noticed the brown lum of the eagle, and called up to her daughter.”Wildkit are you ok?” “Yes i think i am” Wildkit whimpered.Then Wildkit called out “How do i get down?” Icetalon helped her down, and asked “How did you kill Rainheart, nobody has ever even wounded him before.” Wildkit said “i’ll tell you on the way back to camp.” So Icetalon picked up the tattered body of Rainheart and dragged the corpse back to camp, with her daughter telling her, how she killed Rainheart.
    When they finally arrived back to camp, everyone looked sad, because they lost hope for Wildkit. No one had ever survived being taken by Rainheart so why would they. Everyone was in their nest even the leader, Spottedstar.
    Icetalon put the dead eagle, Rainheart, in the center of the camp, and howled “Tigerclan has won against the old Rainheart” The entire clan sadly came out of the cave, to see what she was howling about when one of the elders, named Rainlegs, spotted the eagle in the center of the camp. He shouted with all his heart “RAINHEART IS DEAD!” The whole camp crowded around the lifeless corpse of Rainheart to see if what he said was true.
    Then Icetalon stepped forward and told everyone that Wildkit alone killed Rainheart. Just then Hawkfur bursted into camp, upon hearing the news. Icetalon quickly caught him up to date.
    After a boring six moons, Wildkit decided to explore. While the clan was sleeping Wildkit slowly and quietly stepped out of the nursery. She looked for the entrance to camp, and she spotted Rockmask, a senior warrior, guarding the entrance. She thought “I have to be more clever than that” She thought for a while then came up with an idea. She stalked through camp, finally reaching the edge of the clearing, and squeezed through the dirtplace. She calmly walked through her territory, thinking no one was awake. Suddenly a bush rustled, and out came a patrol.
    Wildkit dived behind a gigantic pine tree. One of the apprentices, named Sandpaw, stopped to scent the air. Thankfully the hollybush next to wildpaw hid her scent. When Wildpaw was sure that they were gone she kept going. When a bush next to her rumbled, a small vole appeared, and when Wildkit spotted it, she pounced on it. Success! She had caught her first vole. She carefully inspected the small animal, and realized how hungry she was. She quickly devoured it.Then decided to start to go home. When she arrived she said “Thank Starclan I went un noticed.”

    Spottedstar started the ceremony. Spottedstar proudly said “you have reached the age of six moons, and it is time for you to be apprenticed. From this day on, until you receive your warrior name, you will be known as Wildpaw. Your mentor will be Tigerheart. I hope Tigerheart will pass down all he knows on to you.” Tigerheart proudly stepped forward. Spottedstar then said “Tigerheart, you are ready to take on an apprentice. You had received excellent training from Rockpath, and you have shown yourself to be kind and wise. You will be the mentor of Wildpaw, and i expect you to pass on all you know to Wildpaw.” Then Tigerheart stepped forward and touched noses with Wildpaw.
    The clan went wild chanting “WILDPAW, WILDPAW!” Then Wildpaw rushed off to meet her new denmates, Swiftpaw, a beautiful she-cat, Tanglepaw, a handsome tom, and one of her old denmate Tawnypaw, a funny she-cat. Swiftpaw and Tanglepaw, were brothers, and sisters.They were almost like twins.
    After that Wildpaw went to see her family. They congratulated her, and Icetalon licked her affectionately. Then, her mentor, Tigerheart came up to her and said “You should get some sleep we have to explore the territory tomorrow.” “Ok!” she replied eagerly. and ran of to her new nest.

  5. Kate
    27/05/2013 at 9:25 am Permalink

    Hi there, Chloe. I think you’d probably really enjoy sharing this with other Warriors fans on my Erin Hunter blog at http://www.katecary.co.uk/blog. Please do. There’s a page for fan fiction where you could post it 🙂

  6. Swiftkit
    25/05/2013 at 9:55 pm Permalink

    😯

  7. Swiftkit
    28/05/2013 at 10:12 am Permalink

    But BlogClan isn’t working.

  8. Echoleaf
    28/05/2013 at 10:16 am Permalink

    Why Brad?

  9. Kate
    29/05/2013 at 11:13 am Permalink

    It seemed a suitably brainless name for a handsome 32 year old trophy husband.

  10. Stranger
    04/06/2013 at 1:05 am Permalink

    Hmmm… I’ve always imagined my 33 year old husband to be named Elijah Wood(Frodo! 🙂 )
    Well- that was until I found out that he was 33. 🙁 DX
    Frodo is still awesome and none can deny that! At one point I was “in love” with the Jonas Brothers.

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