Then, in the middle of it all we went on a Caribbean vacation and came back to more gray. Last weekend, I hit the wall. I hit that moment when I couldn't face the thought of another day spent in rain/snow gear. What did I do?
Well, I spent more time than I should have wandering around BooksAMillion (anyone else sad that bookstores seem to be heading downhill fast?), browsed my way through Macy's and JCPenney and stopped dead because of the shoes to your left. Aren't they pretty?
I'm 5'7 so I don't really need the extra height platforms offer (and thank goodness RadioMan is TALL) but I couldn't resist the mint-and-platform combo. Aren't they just...pretty? And, tall spikey heel or not, they're actually really comfy, too. Wore 'em all over the house - winter, rainy/snowy and I'm not breaking all the fashion rules just yet - and not a single issue.
Starting a new WIP is like this for me - a little brightness in the same-old-gray of finishing a manuscript. Because, as much as I love my characters or a setting or a theme, by the time I'm finished writing a draft, having it critiqued and editing it, I'm ready to not see it for a while. I'm ready for something new.
How about you? Do you spring-splurge on new shoes each year? And after finishing one manuscript are you ready for the brightness of a blank page?