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June 18, 2019

Writing a book and knitting have a lot in common.  More than you think!  

I spent almost all of yesterday frogging the first two pages of book #3, Forensic Knitting.

Now it could have been because I was not concentrating (it was a lovely day) or that I wished I was knitting instead (started a pair of mittens for my daughter) or that I like re-writing better than writing.  Not!


This got me to thinking about creativity.  When I write a book the plot and conversations pour out of me like lava from a volcano.  30,000 to 40,000 words spilling out, and about as pretty.  Like lava, when it cools it is a devil to re-shape.  So it is disconterting to say the least, that yesterday I found a fatal plot error on page 2.   It took the rest of the day to re-shape things.  Only 300 more pages to go.


In a perfect world I would write my lava draft and then have some fairy come along and sprinkle magic dust all over it until it was perfect.  Since that probably won't happen, I'll tackle page 3 as soon as the trauma of page 2 subsides.  Meanwhile I will focus on the yarn that resulting from my last knit frogging adventure.



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