Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Ain't Being an Author Grand?

The other night, I was looking up information about colors. What I was really looking for was a list of colors-- beyond the usual red, green, yellow. What I found was an interesting site on the psychology of color: HERE. This site said that purple doesn't occur much in nature, so when I saw the sunrise with the purple sky, I couldn't resist. The urge to write a description for this particular sunrise is making my fingers itchy. The need to convey the gorgeousness of this picture gnaws at me as I stare at the picture, working it out in my mind, just how I'd phrase it-- how I'd paint a picture with words that would do justice to the picture, allowing the reader to see the picture without actually seeing the picture itself.

And then I think to myself, ain't being an author grand?


Susan Helene Gottfried said...


We get to investigate THE COOLEST things and then bend them in our minds and take them a step further.

Grand. Blessed. Lucky. Amazing.

All of it fits.

Laura Hamby said...

It sure does.