Friday, July 22, 2011

My Hair is Bluuuue!


So...my hair is bluuuue! And like all good things it happened sometime around midnight at the response of 3 days spent locked in the Writertorium on the floor (don't ask me why I edit best on all fours) with a box of animal crackers, bottle of ice water, a fan on low to drown out "distractions," and a first, er, rough draft.

Was the dye job reward for working my authorly magic on the draft and molding it into a tastey second draft treat in under a week? ...No. But writing is hard, and sometimes a little encouragement is needed to forge ahead. This particular brand of encouragement can be credited to The Mockingbirds author extraordinaire, Daisy Whitney when she tweeted a pic of her pink hair. I've been talking about dying my hair blue (according to my mom) since I was 4-years-old, and seeing Daisy take the follicle plunge I thought to myself, self, it's about time you stop stalling by saying you'll go blue when you get published and realize going blue might be the edge you need to get published! (Okay, I realized that is twisty, midnight logic, but it was convincing.) Plus now that my crazy's on the outside, people can stop giving me that look when I start talking.

So, what do you think? Has anyone else made a decision so bad it turned out good?

B*

9 comments:

  1. Awesome! Can't wait to see it in person. I have a friend with purple hair. I'd love to die my hair that color but sadly my boss would not like it and I'd look too weird going to Court.

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  2. Love the blue!

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  3. Natalie- I dyed mine so if I pull it back just so I can look "professional" if I need to. ;)

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  4. Is it completely dorked out that I squeaked a little when I saw Daisy Whitney's comment on MY blog? Good cuz I don't care. Thanks, Daisy (and everyone else)! :)

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  5. Nice! I've always wanted to do this too, and recently tried with Kool Aid but it just didn't stick. Yours looks pretty cool, though!

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  6. WOfT- You would not believe how many Koolaid dye stories I've heard since I went blue. :)

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  7. Goodness, I though I commented on how amazing your blueness was already and now I feel really silly for not doing so. Anyway, I wanted to let you know there's a prize for you on my blog ^_~

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  8. Jenny- I have a prize on your blog?! Going now. PS Thanks for the blue hair love. ;)

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