Tuesday, March 18, 2014


A famous piece of advice for writers is "kill your darlings." It means if something isn't working, you need to get rid of it, no matter how much you love it, or how much work you've put into it.

As soon as I made these two letters from the word FLY, I knew what I had been trying to deny for days.

The PIGS have to go.  I'll show you.

The LY letters are light and flirty, but if those letters fly, then the PIGS are definitely earthbound. Flying pigs are supposed to be whimsical, but real life pigs aren't.

Of course my "wings" won't be selvages, I just threw those up on the wall to see if my idea for wings would work. I don't think it will. Those will probably go too.

And I am even considering tossing out the WHEN.

Ah yes, murder...


Quiltdivajulie said...

Great post!

If you are serious about letting go of this version of the plan, please, oh please, send my your WHEN . . . it might be JUST the jump start I need . . . (those homely pigs - not so much).


Quiltdivajulie said...

Actually - I'm kidding - I have a great background fabric and letter fabrics all ready to go . . . but this is a good example of how the plan changes along the way!

Megan said...

Oh no!

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