Three-Day Novel was a trial for my cat, too. I was around the apartment all the time. I was staring at the screen and not paying attention to him. I was going back and forth between the kitchen and my computer and not stopping to fill his bowl. Or replace the (perfectly good but apparently dull) food therein.
Monday afternoon, he looked so pretty in the sun that I came over to take some pictures of him, and he was having absolutely none of that.