Monday, September 24, 2012

Motivation Monday #2 Research

This whole past weekend has been about "Filling the Well" for me. I'm writing a story taking place in the mid-70's (around the time my character was a teenager and first listening to Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion"--if you were there, you know how completely powerful that was! Even now, music has its ways of getting into our souls and filling us with dreams.
So I got into my research. I was obsessed with it the way I'm obsessed with the story. Now, while I was alive in the 70's, I was just a baby. But that doesn't matter because I can immerse myself in the story, and the world my character lives in and get lost and run around. So to speak.
And this is the part where I can get really distracted. Go figure. But I've got a yellow legal pad filled with notes that will create the background for my character as she tries to make her way as a young adult poised at the end of the 20th century.
research can be invigorating, and inspiring. It certainly was for me.

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