wooden-pallets asked:

Could you tell us how much your characters, if any, have changed or adapted from how you pictured them in the beginning? Or how many went through changes as a result of prompts and the likes? Any that surprise you?

I honestly cannot say, in a lot of ways.

I tend to be more surprised by people’s reactions to my characters than by the characters themselves. Mostly because I try not to over-plan them, just as part of my own writing preferences. I know their backstories and personalities, and where they basically fit into the plot, but other than that, I try and give them as much room to grow as I can.

So it’s hard to get surprised by them because they don’t have too many expectations to defy. 


Pallet Couch

Video instructions soon to come! Basic instructions:

1. Pick four study wooden pallets

2. Paint them black (or whatever color you desire)

3. Screw them together

4. Screw thin, flat piece of wood (also painted black) on top. This is to give your day bed an even surface.

5. Measure wood for side shelves. 

6. Cut this wood (I used a circular saw) and screw drive together. I did a very basic shelf on each side with two short sides and a long piece of wood on top.

7. Place mattress. Mine was twin size and covered with donated muslin fabric.

8. Accessorize! I sewed these pillows using fabric from the Wal Mart bargain bin and purchased pre-stuffed pillows from JoAnn’s. 

Good luck! :)


I’m a wee bit obsessed with wooden pallet (reclaimed) furniture.  It can add that warm bit of ‘rustic’ in cold, slick interior.

Love the knitted blankets in the first pic too!

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