Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Research Euphoria

I love research. I love learning things I didn't know before, or thought I knew, or held only an abstract understanding of prior to researching a given topic. The latter is where I am now. I'm writing a book that is quickly becoming a research obsession with me, and I'm drunk on information.

I won't go into too much detail. I'm getting superstitious about talking up projects because of the fear I'll lose interest or won't finish. I haven't had that happen yet, but hey--we're talking irrational fear here. ;)

I will say that since my great grandmother was Cherokee, I grew up hearing a lot of Native American lore. It's always fascinated me, and I've worked several of their mythological creatures into my WIPs. This new book was something I already had and idea for, but I was pondering origins when the pieces clicked into place.

Love when that happens.

Now, if you'll excuse me--I'm already running late due to power outage and the school just called to say the kids get out at one because of more severe weather. I think I'm going to transfer my research emails and see what I can study up on before I lose power...again.


Annie Nicholas said...

*crosses fingers* Hate research! I do it but fear I'll get sucked in.

Hope all is well after the storms.

Hailey Edwards said...

I know! It's so easy to get sucked in and forget you're writing a book and not just curious. LOL

Thanks for the concern. We're good down here. The tornado touched down about a mile behind us. My family was closest to the worst of the damage. Thank God, they've all checked in and are safe.