Saturday 9 June 2012

Crayola colour mood of the day...

It is a Saturday afternoon after a very long week of mixed feelings. Some good news, some not so good news, some illness, some frustration and some elation have all muddled together to create my Crayola colour mood today. And it is...

Blue Violet.

This colour perhaps best sums up that mix of emotions that are vying for my attention today. Purple is my favourite colour, in as much as I can choose a favourite colour when I am by nature so changeable, and the blue in this hue just illustrates that tired, suffering from a bad cough, frustrated side of my personality today. A few long days struggling through work feeling ill, a few nights of interrupted sleep and a seemingly permanent headache – yes I think that qualifies as having the blues.

But there have also been some happy things this week, which is why that joyous violet is battering the blue tones into submission. I passed the research module of my MA, which means only the major project is left before I am finished. I have been studying pretty much non stop, as well as working full time, since I returned to the UK in 2009.

What this means is that the more academic and experimental parts of my MA are over. Now I can really concentrate on my creative writing and getting the first book in my trilogy ready for publishing. There is an exciting new narrator in my head at the moment begging for a role in the series and today I have set aside some time to re-visit my novel after having to take a break over the last couple of months or so. It feels good, but also terrifying. I hope it will feel like a release now I am once again able to remove the pause button in my mind and let the story begin again.

So there it it. My latest Crayola colour mood. I do find it the perfect way to analyse how I feel and why. Blue violet. What an expression.

You should give it a try. What’s your Crayola colour mood?

Elloise Hopkins.


  1. Congratulations! And I hope my observations on the novel are of use. Let me know if you need me to re-read anything or read any re-writes. I'm game, just not in August, I'm back at The House. With L too I think.
    As for Crayola colour... I'd need a reference chart :)

    1. They were totally useful, yes. I'm expanding the opening back to what it was before the draft you read, only better obviously(!), and bringing in a narrator who has been nagging at me for weeks, plus more revisions to round off the story and characters. Lots to do but I'm enjoying it again.
      The House! Well, I'm sure you'll be looking forward to that then ;-)
      Hmm a reference chart hey? Well if the novel turns out to be a total failure then At least I have a great idea for a novelty non-fiction book!