“I lost my will to write.” How this author bounced back and became an award winner

An amazing write-up on me and my story by Timothy Pike of ChapterBuzz.com!

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Writers Who Are Making It Happen: Kaitlyn Abdou

Welcome to the first installment of Writers Who Are Making It Happen, where I feature writers who, quite frankly, don’t mess around. These determined novelists aren’t just talking the talk, they’re walking the walk. Anyone can say, “I want to write a novel,” but it takes a certain kind of writer to actually do it. These brave souls are telling fear and self-doubt where to go, receiving valuable feedback on ChapterBuzz, and steadily venturing into the exciting world of writing success. Becoming a published author requires commitment, dedication, and enthusiasm. These are the writers who are making it happen!

(Want to make it happen for yourself? Join us in the Better Writers Club.)

Award-winning author Kaitlyn Abdou This is quite a promising year for Kaitlyn Abdou and the fantasy novel she’s currently in the throes of writing, The Daffodil Witch.

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Once Upon A Time…

Well, here we are–my very first blog post. I would like to preface this entire blog by stating for the record:

I have no idea what I am doing.

I rarely do, to be entirely honest. As a fellow blogger friend of mine said to me this morning (looking at you, Jackie!): “Fake it ’till you make it.” I live my life by that motto. I think that’s what ‘they’ call Adulting.

Anyways, I should probably introduce myself, outside of my little ‘about me’ bio. My name is Kaitlyn, but I like to go by Katie! Why am I not putting ‘Katie’ on everything? Excellent question! I’ll get back to you on that when I have a valid answer.

I’m 29, as far as you’re concerned, and I live in beautiful, historic Massachusetts in a lovely little Victorian cape that I bought last year with my three dragons. Yep, dragons.



That’s Binx, MacKenzie, and Adso. I know: cute, right? Well, let me disabuse you of that notion real quick. They aren’t cute. They are vicious dragons who make my life the best living hell it could possibly be. Chaos is each of their middle names–which is weird, because I named them, and I don’t remember giving them middle names at all!

Anyway, sure, they’re cute and all…from the outside. 🙂

I’ll share their stories at some point on this blog if people are interested! Each one of them is very unique and have an interesting story to tell. Comment below if you want me to do a mini blog post introducing each of my beasties, and I’ll gladly comply! (See how I did that? I’m already vying for your attention and you might not have noticed the desperate plea were it not for the fact that I am pointing it out to you right now. Leave me comments. I need them to survive.)


And me? What about me? What makes me so special that I think I can hold your interest as a blogger? Well, nothing (except maybe the purple hair). My life is interesting as hell, though.

I like to do things. I am a doer. I craft, I sew, I impersonate princesses (LOTS of fun stories there). I collect stray animals, apparently, and am the best auntie ever (just ask my niece and nephews). I love to write and read. (No really, I LOVE to read, check out my Goodreads page! I’ll also be doing lots of book reviews on here!) I love to sing. I won’t blog about singing though, I’m not even sure how one would go about doing that. I love makeup and nail polish and vintage fashion. I love interior design and home makeover projects! I love history and science. I’m a feminist, a witch, a liberal. I love to make new friends and chat with people. I love to laugh. I love to make other people laugh and to take care of the people I care about. I’m queer–asexual, to be specific! <sarcams> Yep, I reproduce asexually. </sarcasm>


No, really. More about that in later blog posts–but I’ll throw you a bone and mention that I am currently in the process of choosing a sperm donor so that I can become a single mother by choice! More about that later, promise! I will be blogging about my experiences and hospital visits a lot!

For now, I will wrap up this little introduction post and pimp myself out a little, cause I think that’s what you are supposed to do on these things, or something!

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Join my writing group on facebook, Writers of Queer Fiction. You don’t have to be a writer, readers are welcome, too!

Want to read my book? Hey, you can do that too! Just hop over to ChapterBuzz and make an account! (It’s free, don’t worry.)

Anyway, I should probably stop typing now and hop in the car, I promised my friend I would leave the house at 6:30 to meet her for a walk and dinner. Spoiler alert: it’s past 6:30 and I haven’t even changed yet. (Man I hope she doesn’t read this before I can come up with a convoluted excuse for being late.)

Leave a comment below and follow me on all the places I linked, and hear on WordPress! (There is a fancy button in the footer you can click for that!) I pinky-promise to be interesting enough to not be a waste of a click! What do you want to hear about next!? I have no idea yet what the schedule for this blog will be, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out over the course of the next few weeks.

Okay, now I am super late!

Love you guys,