Some storytellers plan and plot and outline so everything’s ready to be filled in with actual writing. (The writing – that’s the tricky part.) I don’t doubt for a second that I’d benefit a whole lot from doing all those things, but so far, I haven’t. I haven’t even tried. My preparation is limited to knowing the story I’m trying to tell.
That’s why, when the Swann sisters arrived, pouring merrily out of my pen, I was pleased. Very pleased. I like them. I like their pretty quirkiness and playfulness, their wit and their ways. They’re old fashioned elegant and wealthy – and warm and delightful, too. They’re what aristocratic women can be.
They are, however, hard to watercolor. They’re silvery, pearly sisters. This is not an easy color to paint. Gold. That’s easy to paint. Maybe I’ll re-write them (of course, I will. Editing and revision are my favorite skills). I mean, maybe I’ll change their colors. This seems like a dramatic change, when they came to me in silver. Alternatively, I can just not do them in watercolor. Hm. Such problems. :)