Okay, go ahead and snicker.
This idea came about a few days ago when I was having lunch with my husband. I think we'd just watched Scott Pilgrim vs. The World for the second time, and there's that chic who dyes her hair a different color each week. And I was wondering aloud why I hadn't done that when I was a teenager... well aside from that one time it was pink for a weekend accidentally when going from blonde to red. I realized it was because I've always had a job where it wouldn't be "appropriate" since I was fifteen. So, when I no longer need to be quite so appropriate, I'm totally going to do it.
I remember seeing this woman in the mall when I was seven or eight, and she had long, jet black hair, except for the last six inches or so, which were electric blue. It was so fantastic (clearly, since I remember it from so long ago). It looked something like this, except blue:
**Photos removed since peeps have been getting sued for posting photos on blogs**
I'm sure I'd get tired of it quickly and go back to my usual, but it would be fun for just a little bit :) So, what about you? What color would you dye your hair if you could be as outrageous as you wanted?
In other news, I got back to work on my WIP today. I've been so busy with my day job that I've been too brain dead to write for the past few weeks. But, I really want to finish the first draft this year, and I'm pretty sure I can if chip away at it during the week and then hit it hard on the weekend. I'm aiming for 250 words a day four days a week and 6,000 words on the weekend.
Also, I had a gorgeous, shiny new idea yesterday that developed into a plot today, and I am super excited. It's going to be middle grade. I'm not going to let myself get too distracted before I finish my current WIP, but over the next seven weeks I can mull it over in my head and then start working on it while my first draft of Noir is having its six-week breather.
I hope all of your writing goals are going well! Have a fab week!