Monthly Archives: February 2014

I’m the last stop on the Rules of Engagement blog tour. It’s been a lot of fun to read all the reviews and interviews with Amber. If you’ve missed these blog posts, you can go here to see the blog tour schedule.   For Annemarie Whitted, her youngest sister’s engagement starts as a happy event, […]

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Be warned, this is a totally self-promoting blog post. But if I don’t toot my own horn, who will, right? 😉 I used to have a photography business, and one of the best things about it was the Photoshop training I learned. It led to designing, which is something I love, even when it’s in […]

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  I’m a knitter. My mom taught me to knit when I was about 7 or 8 years old. She was self-taught so we never did figure out how to read patterns. This was before the internet and Youtube so I figured out stitches by looking at pictures or knitted garments. I remember being in […]

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  • Crystal CollierFebruary 5, 2014 - 8:22 AM

    LOL! I am the queen of character hi-jacking. I always say go with it and see what comes, but save drafts along the way so you can “un-stitch” if needed. You never know what awesomeness will appear if you don’t try, right?ReplyCancel

  • Charity BradfordFebruary 5, 2014 - 9:16 AM

    Great analogy! I think I’m struggling with something similar now. Maybe I need to spend two months on a project and unravel it. It might make hacking my wip up a bit easier.

    I’m so glad you learned this lesson and shared it with us!ReplyCancel

  • LiLi BCFebruary 5, 2014 - 6:04 PM

    A GREAT post! Thanks so much. I’m in edting mode right now and this is inspiring. I SO needed it today! ReplyCancel

  • Nancy GideonFebruary 5, 2014 - 6:08 PM

    Sometimes it’s definitely easier to start over then fix what isn’t working. I’ve learned that going back to old projects. Love the knitting analogy!ReplyCancel

  • Tami HartFebruary 5, 2014 - 6:29 PM

    Works for writing, too–that sometimes we really have to unravel something and just take pieces of it and work it into something totally different (or a little different but reconceived)…ReplyCancel

  • Diane BurtonFebruary 5, 2014 - 6:29 PM

    What a great analogy! I agree it’s so hard to let go of our precious words. I mean, we’re talking pearls of wisdom here. LOL I cut over 20k words from One Red Shoe. I’ll repurpose some of them in my next book. ReplyCancel

  • Donna King WeaverFebruary 12, 2014 - 6:09 PM

    What a great lesson! How many times have we heard from people who didn’t want to kill their darlings but when they finally did and rewrote it were happier with the results?ReplyCancel

I’m so excited to host the blog tour for Rules of Engagement! Here is the blurb about the book: For Annemarie Whitted, her youngest sister’s engagement starts as a happy event, and ends as a slap in the face when she comes to the harsh realization that she’s a failure at relationships, a person in […]

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