Thursday, July 10, 2008


I'm cruising toward a deadline with a wonderful reward in sight. Four days and three nights at the beach. Yeah!

Often while working on a deadline, other ideas try to grab my attention. For example, I have a character buzzing around in my brain from something that happened recently.

She hadn't seen him in nearly five years, and one of the things that bothered her the most was that she couldn't remember the color of his eyes.

My daughter and I had an interesting chat tonight about why someone wouldn't remember the color of someone's eyes. Yes, this would have to be a friend. A good friend. How many of us have friends and we know the color of their eyes? Why wouldn't we remember the eye color of someone who's supposed to be a good friend, and we used to see them regularly? Maybe it's not important to us. Or, maybe it's something else...

"Maybe they're hiding something." Good point. So what could they be hiding? A bad secret? Or maybe a good secret.

"Maybe they really don't want the other person to see into their eyes. Because maybe they want to be more than a friend."

Ah-ha! So this poor woman, who can't remember the color of "his" eyes will have to wait her turn. Back to my daily word count.
Oh, and whose eyes are those? Try to guess!


Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

Great ideas for some brainstorming sessions. I'm going to the beach next weekend too. Can't wait.

Erica Vetsch said...

Hey, just found your blog. Are those Sean Connery's eyes?

Lynette Sowell said...

George Clooney, as Falconer on the drama "Sisters." But Sean's got great eyes too, doesn't he? :)