Grisaille (grɪʼzaɪ, -ʼzeɪl; French: gris, grey, French pronunciation: /ɡʁi.zaj/)
is a term for painting executed entirely in monochrome, usually in shades of grey or brown, particularly used in decoration to represent objects in relief.
That's what I see outside my window this morning.
Gray. Dense overcast. Fog. Drizzle. Cold.
And it's Monday.
What more could I ask?
I really don't feel like about writing about writing today, although that's what Monday's posts are supposed to be about. But since I completed the first draft of my manuscript last week, I'm trying to take a little non-writing time for myself and my live-in handyman.
Last Thursday night when I typed 'The End,' I told myself I wasn't going to think about anything writing-related for a week.
Guess who showed up ready to work early Friday morning?
For those of you who are newer readers or for those with shorter memories, Freida is my inner editor.
Already I have a stack of new notes to incorporate into the second draft. And I'm sure more are coming before I open the manuscript again.
Freida is such a taskmaster:
You must do this.
You will do that.
Whatever this was meant to be, it's now meant to go. Cut it now.
What were you thinking?
I love Freida. Really I do. But don't I deserve a teeny little break?
And next week, when I'm ready to begin on the second draft, and I need her?
Freida said she'll be skiing.