It started with a brilliant idea.
I would find one perfect picture of me (or as close to perfect as was possible considering that it was…well, me) and glue it on a stick. That way, whenever I needed to be in a picture, I wouldn’t have to worry about stray hairs or spinach-in-the-teeth smiles. I’d whip out Cathy-on-a-Stick! It was an awesome plan, one that came with a bonus. Famous writers will cheerily pose with a pic on a stick.
Jane Yolen posed:
And so did Libba Bray and Lisa Yee:
Okay, fine. You’d expect children’s writers to go along with Cathy-on-a-Stick. But how about Anne Lamott?
Why, yes. Even Anne Lamott:
And so Cathy-on-a-Stick was a HUGE success as far as that plan went. But you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men. Last I saw Cathy-on-a-Stick, she was laying about with a cow patty.
If you want to see where else she’s been laying about, you can check out her blog here. And occasionally, she may show up in a writerly post. If she’s behaving herself.
You know, it really did seem like a brilliant idea, once upon a time.