I am doing something new, research. With the first series I had been cultivating the story in my head for so many years that I didn’t really need to do any research. I had friend that I asked questions on areas I wasn’t too sure of and I googled a couple of things but that was it.
The trilogy that I am working on is a spin off of the series so again no research is really needed. The next book I am writing is switching gears a little bit and will be a contemporary romance. It is also one that has been rolling around in my head for years and doesn’t need any research.
The next series that has taken root needs a lot of research. I have started reading books that are giving me the information that will build my story. I am switching gears a little again. This series will have nothing to do with romance. It will be a paranormal suspense. I am almost all romanced out. I am excited about the new direction but nervous about the unchartered waters.
I have more than one subject to research for this series. I am almost done with the books I got for the first one and can’t wait to move on to the next set. Only a writer will get excited about the reading for research for a project. I have a stack of books that I have barely made a dent in but am excited to get to. It is great to write about things that interest you so that when you need to get more detailed information you enjoy the books you read to get that information.
I am reading them in a certain order but I really want to skip ahead. There is a reason that I put them in the order that I did but I am so excited and can’t wait to dive into some of them that it is hard to wait. I want to get all that I can out of these books so that all of you can get more enjoyment out of the finished project of my series so I will stick with my original plan.
Until next week, keep reading what brings you the happiness and joy you seek.