Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Have you ever noticed...

  • It seems to be trendy in books these days to describe a character with gray eyes.  I don't really think I've ever seen a person with gray eyes.  A cat, yes.  Person... don't think I have.
  • Last night I was working on my WIP and just knew I'd worked on the same part before, so I dug through my notes and found that part.  I hardly even remembered writing these specific changes several weeks before, and they were so much better than anything I was coming up with last night.  Isn't it crazy how game changing it is--the WHEN we write?  If I hadn't written those notes a couple weeks ago, what I would have done to it last night wouldn't have been nearly as cool.  So much depends on our mood, our location, our schedule... access to chocolate. 
  • Doesn't it seem like the really neat parts of your story (the twisty parts that tie the WHOLE thing together in a really neat OMG THAT'S SO FREAKY sort of way) come together as you're writing it?  There are new little twists to my WIP that I didn't even see coming.  I almost think this is one of the greatest rewards to being a writer... it's definitely fuel to the motivation flame. 

13 comments:

  1. I like all the twisty part when they start connecting. It's so cool.

    I have seen gray eyes. They are really a foggy, dull blue. And yes they are all over in books now. I wonder who made it so popular.

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  2. I love when I find even my own writing amazing. It's a fantastic feeling to no longer worry how everything will come together!!! Things seem to come naturally,it's perfect!

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  3. My best friend actually has grey eyes, but she's the only one I've ever seen, I think. I've got to say that her eyes are gorgeous, and I would kill for them - sometimes, they look pale blue and other times, they're slate grey. So cool! But I agree that they're weirdly popular in books. It sounds to me like writers are trying to not be cliche by saying blue or green, so they've ended up creating a new cliche with grey. lol

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  4. On #3 I know what you mean. I've had some symbolic things show up in my novel completely unintended and it freaked me out. But! It let me know the muse was at work. :)

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  5. I think I read once that Liz Taylor had gray eyes - ? Lol, but the eye thing is funny, it definitely seems to become trendy to use a certain color. And really, there aren't that many to choose from! :)

    Definitely agree with what you said about changes - that has happened to me too!

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  6. I love when the twists come together - you know your subconscious is helping you out! :)

    Depending on what I'm wearing, I have grey eyes - they're blue when I'm wearing blue or green, but otherwise, they're grey :)

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  7. i think liz taylor had violet eyes...
    anyway, my dad has grey eyes- you could call them blue or green- but truly they are grey. likewise, my eyes are grey unless i'm wearing something that makes them look olive drab... or if i cry- then they are really green....

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  8. both my sister and myself have pretty gray eyes. EVERY once in awhile we can get them to look blu-ish, but mostly they're just gray

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  9. The first time I ever came across a character with gray eyes was when I read A Ring of Endless Light, by Madeleine L'Engle! Adam Eddington- one of my first literary crushes! :)

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  10. My twists are always less thought out than I'd like to take credit for. Not sure how it happens.

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  11. I have been looking for someone with gray eyes for forever, because it sounds so cool. Sigh.

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  12. LOL! Gray eyes... hmm... maybe--? ;p

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  13. Interesting that so many of you either have or know someone who has gray eyes! Maybe I have seen some before and just didn't realize it??

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