If you've been following, you know that we recently bought a sewing machine. This means that I get to neglect any novel or magazine writing in favor of giving myself neck cramps and eye strain.
It's OK to not write for a while, right? While my MS is in my lovely CG's capable hands? Besides, I'm using this hiatus as a writing exercise. Here are some writing and sewing similarities:
1. Patterns. Yup, you can choose whatever fabric you like, you can add whatever frills and changes you want, but you still gotta have something to start from. And it's funny how your readers expect certain conventions, too. You know, like plot and stuff.
2. Revisions. We will not discuss how many times I had to redo the zipper on this cute little silk number I just finished. Let's just say it starts with "a" and ends with "lot". Sound familiar, writers?
3. Fame and fortune. When you're finished sewing, everyone will be amazed by your talent and stand in line for your autograph. Right? Right????