Friday, January 13, 2012

Working into the Future

This is much like my Work in Progress:


















Or perhaps this is what I want to do to my Work in Progress. Ever feel like that? Just nail the damn thing shut, tie it up, and throw it off the bridge to join a few old friends of the Gambino family at the River Bottom Tea Party and Social Mixer?

But I feel good. It's a new year. And I want to do in words what this artist does with scissors:



















Wishing you all treasure chests of words to open in 2012.




Artists:
Barton Lidice Benes
Su Blackwell

10 comments:

Matthew MacNish said...

A novel? Awesome.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Those pictures are gorgeous.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I can relate!

Emily White said...

Oh wow. That second picture is beautiful. And yes, I can relate to the first one.

D.G. Hudson said...

Great photo, Bryan. Looks like a medieval torture device for writers. That's definitely a 'prickly', not a 'warm fuzzy'.

If I tied my WIPs like that, I'd just have to undo all the knots again so I could look it over maybe just once more. . . before it goes into 'the trunk'. Easier to revive that way.

The question is - what type of novel was the WIP?

Marsha Sigman said...

That first pic is what I did with my first manuscript.

Hopefully I won't have to use any nails on the current one.

Good Luck with your's! Here is a great year!

Nate Wilson said...

My novel's kind of like that first image: full of holes and ready to unravel at any moment. Here's to attaining the literary equivalent of photo #2.

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog, but came via Lydia Kan's blog. Liked your pictures and could relate to #1, which is how I feel about my current rewrite. May it turn out in the end like your picture #2. Best wishes for success in the new year.

Indigo said...

I can relate. Wishing us both words a plenty in this new year. (Hugs)Indigo

maine character said...

And may wonder and magic infuse your life and words as well.