And what are we up to today?
...is all the little bits of research you end up doing. Running times, the anatomy of a gun, epileptic symptoms, neurotransmitters, law enforcement offices... Once I found myself going into detail on Ford F350 Super Duties. It's very similar to how a friend of mine once described her aspirations for acting: taking lots of lessons in lots of subjects so she could be fairly knowledgeable in as many fields as possible.
I think about Michael Crichton, one of my favorite writers (rest in peace), and how much fun he must have had while looking up dinosaur science/quantum mechanics/nanotechnology/gorilla family interaction/insert awesome notion here, and it just makes me enjoy it all the more. As writers, we get to find out a little bit about a lot of things, within a very short and condensed time frame. Even the most mundane research takes on an element of enjoyment once I've gotten firmly into it.
So much inspiration to be had out there.
Hello! My name is Grete and welcome to my writing blog! I am a writer or romance, horror, and general observation