Friday, November 23, 2012

november is for revision

When I'm tangled in words
I grab my sketchbook
and draw whatever floats
to the surface of my brain

November is for revision
a new way to see
the end of a year
or a story

N
is for newts in the air


O
oak leaves and acorns
thumping the roof


V
velociraptor ghosts


E
epic movies


M
mythical beasts


B
birds of prey


E
earl grey tea


R
revision (kills all the darlings)





6 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore this. I LOVE that phrase: "a new way to see the end of the year." I'm going to think of that every time November rolls around...

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  2. Your drawings are lovely! I love unicorns...but your velociraptor is pretty amazing. :)

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  3. Holly: yes, November always feels like the beginning (rather than the end) of something to me. The same is true for revising a book.

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  4. Alisa: thank you so much! I used to get in trouble for drawing unicorns (and skeletons) in class....

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  5. This is a great post but I'm reading Alisa's comment and gasping -- these are YOUR drawings? Holy cannoli, I'm impressed.

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    1. Patty: that's so sweet. Thanks! I like to draw because it unlocks something in my brain (especially if I'm in revision mode for a book). And I always begin a new story by sketching my characters. Feels like they're whispering to me as I draw...

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