Monday, March 22, 2010

Writing is a Lot Like Knitting

I pull out my yarn (paper)
and knitting needles (pencil) and wrap the string (ideas) around the needles then I start to work the needles together in a smooth rhythm until a little fabric (story) is produced. I weave the material together(characters) until, bit by bit, something starts to take shape. It could be a sweater, a hat or even a story.

Sometimes something goes wrong, I drop a stitch or create a new one where one doesn't belong. Sometimes I even have to rip out some of the story, um, I mean sweater until I get back on track. And, I know, I can't just stop in the middle because I'm at the hard part. I have to keep on going, even when the going gets tough.

Finally, I exclaim "WAH-LAH" I've got a finished sweater, um, I mean story.

Is there anything in your life that reminds you of writing?


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Knitting is a great analogy. I sometimes think of it like gardening. I weed a LOT.

Kim Kasch said...

GG: I love that analogy - weeding...LOL