Etsy tells me that “circus chic” is an up & coming trend.

Maybe I should hurry on up finishing my circus-themed novel, then. Not that it’s a traditional circus, but it probably would fall under the circus chic umbrella. Especially if it is a black & white striped umbrella.

It is so close to ready it is driving me vaguely crazy. I even know what I need to do to get it there, I have a list of notes and edits, it’s just a matter of taking that map in hand and pushing through to the end. I haven’t been in a good headspace for it for a few weeks but I’m feeling better about it, and I am sitting with my notes and my Scrivener documents and I know I can get there.

It’s so much bigger than a painting. I still have trouble switching from artist brain to writer brain while still letting one influence the other, and I think the main disconnect is that I can see the entire canvas at once when I look at it. Looking at a 300 page manuscript is different, it makes it harder to see which sections are underpainted, which are overpainted and which are just fine the way they are.

But I’m getting there, even though it’s been a very long road. Perhaps I should buy some circus chic items on Etsy to keep myself in the circus mood. Or maybe I need popcorn.

Categories: writing


Steph · February 18, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Really? Circus is the new pirates, perhaps?

(As long as there aren’t clowns – I don’t like clowns.)

erin · February 18, 2009 at 6:41 pm

I think pirates are eternal, really.

(I don’t like clowns either. No clowns in my circus. No elephants, either. Not that kind of circus.)

carey · February 18, 2009 at 9:51 pm

you know, i have never been to a circus. maybe that’s why i find them fascinating.

Steph · February 19, 2009 at 11:07 am

Though I may add new interests, I know I’m sticking with pirates for the long term.

StephA · February 28, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Apparently Britney Spears’ upcoming tour is circus themed?

erin · March 2, 2009 at 5:56 pm

I think I knew that, but had blocked it out.

Hopefully circusyness will be a lasting fad like steampunk and pirates and such and not a passing fancy.

bomobob · March 6, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Circus and fairground shots make up the bulk of what i sell on Etsy. People love the colors, the vibrancy, the memories they evoke. Many of my buyers are using them the decorate their nurseries and children’s rooms, instead of the boring old mass-marketed cartoon characters.

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