Tuesday, May 20, 2008

red door

red doors

a lot of churches have red doors. some say it's a sign of sanctuary, so I'm trying to decide if i should paint my door red. what do you think? any advice? *wink*

16 comments:

jason evans said...

Sorry about the set back in your efforts.

But not sorry about the fact that you think the book will be that much stronger. That part is exciting.

As for painting the door to signify sanctuary...I say no. The more people you encourage to come in, the more people you'll eventually have to throw out.

anne frasier said...

omg, jason. you are so right. and some murderer could run through the door and i'd have to let him stay. that would be uncomfortable.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Sounds like you're getting the opportunity to do it the way you want to. That's great.

And why throw people out? Just bury them in the basement. Sanctuary can be looked at as so many different things after all.

anne frasier said...

stephen, i like the way you think. enter, but you can never exit. that will work.

pattinase (abbott) said...

We have a red door and I find it lifts my spirits in the winter. As we both live in cold places, it may do the same for you.
However you write it, it will be wonderful.

Heather Harper said...

Blood red might work...

And sorry about the speed bump, but I think your book will be awesome.

anne said...

patti, oh, i love that you have a red door!

heather, yes, it would have to be blood red!

thanks so much for the vote of confidence from both of you.

Anne McAllister said...

Personally, I'm glad you're back to writing fiction, Anne.

Red door? Sure, if you want. We had one on our house when I was a kid. It was bright and cheery and I loved it. So if you want it, go for it. But for you, not for sanctuary.

cinderelly said...

sorry about the time lost...but good that you have a new direction you feel good about. i say paint! i painted one of my doors with blue sky and clouds once. your front door should make you feel welcome home. it's YOUR sanctuary.

Kelly Parra said...

It's actually hard not to follow professional advice. I don't know about other writers, but I'm a novice so I listen what the professionals tell me, too. :) :) Even against my own instincts sometimes!

Anyway, I'm glad you're back at fiction, and it's going to be great!

red doors are cool. I have one. haha.

lester said...

throw in yer storie with mine an we can sell em 2 fer 1.

i wudnt worry none over at door. the onliest thing you need is a skreen to keep the skeeters out no matter witcha way you look at it .

anne frasier said...

anne, i'm glad to be back. what was i thinking? :D

cinderelly, i could so see you with the cloud door!! i love that!

kelly, you are right about it being hard (impossible?) not to follow professional advice when it's given. my mistake was following the advice of people who knew very little about my genre. that can get a person in some deep trouble.
i can't believe all the red doors!!! :D

lester, will the screen keep out the squirrels? don't forget about the squirrels. they have metal teeth.

vanessa jaye said...

Sorry about the setback, but count me as another one who's looking forward to the fiction version.

As fer the door. Sure as heck paint it red. Then have a skull-head shaped knocker. And when visitors comment on it, tell them it's from your personal collection that you had brass-plated. heh.

anne frasier said...

vanessa: you evil woman.

now i want one of these --


http://www.iwantyourskull.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/11.jpg

Jamie Ford said...

My favorite color. Paint it red, I say.

Sorry for the setback on the current WIP. I'm learning to filter the early feedback I get. I'll get one reaction and tear off in that direction, then I'll hear something contrary and back I go. I'm finally learning how to just go with my gut.

anne frasier said...

jamie, i wish i could be that confident! and in this business self-confidence can sometimes get you labeled as difficult. i've had a couple of editors who only want writers who will take a lot of direction. i'm way too much of a people pleaser. i think that's where i go astray.