New Hair, New Day

This Independence Day is important for a number of reasons, both historical and personal. I may not be at leisure to say why, so I’ll do this instead:

Time for some new hair.

I didn’t want it drastically new. Nothing I’d regret tomorrow morning.ย I spent some time playing with “your photo, other hair!” sites, which was less than helpful. (For the record? I and my zits will not be going bang-less. Ever.)

So I made the appointment. Duane calls the results Naughty Librarian. I can definitely live with that.

The curl won’t stay, but that is oookay. We redid my bangs and layered the all-one-length mop, shaping it to frame my face. ย She even cut some of the layers specifically so the wee bit of natural curl I do have would make waves.

Hair is like writing – even when it does nothing but grow.

This whole experience got me thinking about writing. (Who’s surprised? *stares at virtual sea of unraised hands*)

Hair is like writing – even when it does nothing but grow. As long as you’re alive, it’s growing – and so should your writing be.

Haircuts are a necessary part of that, too. Sometimes we just need a trim for extraneous words or broken end(ing)s. Sometimes we need a reshape, like I got today, keeping the basic “layout” but modifying the structure.

Sometimes we need an out and out makeover, length, color, and all.

“Restructure” is where I am with Kingmaker. I’m loving this new rewrite, and I’m learning tons as I do it.

What about you? Any projects in your life going through the stages of trim, makeover, color, or growth?

7 thoughts on “New Hair, New Day”

  1. Yes, I am trying to decide if I should give my manuscript a cool younger cut (making it YA) or leave it older and more sophisticated. sigh. stupid edits.

    Love the new cut!

    1. Boy, do I hear you, girl. You know what honestly you need to do? Just… write. Don’t worry about genre NOW. Get the story out so it feels right, the characters so they fulfill everything in your head, and then worry about what genre it is. It can be labelled after.

      Don’t forget YA is pretty broad, too – romantic YA, paranormal YA, edgy YA – they all have different rules. Meh. Confusing stuff, this. ๐Ÿ™‚

      And thanks!

  2. Yes, I am trying to decide if I should give my manuscript a cool younger cut (making it YA) or leave it older and more sophisticated. sigh. stupid edits.

    Love the new cut!

    1. Boy, do I hear you, girl. You know what honestly you need to do? Just… write. Don’t worry about genre NOW. Get the story out so it feels right, the characters so they fulfill everything in your head, and then worry about what genre it is. It can be labelled after.

      Don’t forget YA is pretty broad, too – romantic YA, paranormal YA, edgy YA – they all have different rules. Meh. Confusing stuff, this. ๐Ÿ™‚

      And thanks!

  3. Yes, I am trying to decide if I should give my manuscript a cool younger cut (making it YA) or leave it older and more sophisticated. sigh. stupid edits.

    Love the new cut!

    1. Boy, do I hear you, girl. You know what honestly you need to do? Just… write. Don’t worry about genre NOW. Get the story out so it feels right, the characters so they fulfill everything in your head, and then worry about what genre it is. It can be labelled after.

      Don’t forget YA is pretty broad, too – romantic YA, paranormal YA, edgy YA – they all have different rules. Meh. Confusing stuff, this. ๐Ÿ™‚

      And thanks!

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