It's January; it's time to knuckle down to some serious work.
So this afternoon, while browsing my old pictures on the new laptop, (this is not writing, I know, but you have to start the process somehow - at least I'm at my computer), I came across an image of my favourite Hopper painting. It reminded me of my current manuscript and a thought struck me:
I want my manuscript to be like a Hopper painting.
What I mean is that I want people to react to reading my words as if they were looking at a Hopper painting. I want it to be as stylish, as haunting and as sexy as his painting are.
Take these two, my very favourite ones of his.
|Nighthawks Edward Hopper 1942|
Couldn't you write a complete novel about these people's lives just by studying these images? Of course it's been done, (Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier) but still, I can see how inspiring a favourite piece of visual art can be.
Now where was I? Oh yes, must open the manuscript file....must open the manuscript file....must open....
Images curtesy of Wikipedia.