Get Lost in Your Imagination

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in the worlds you create? To stand beside your characters and battle their trials with them? To even be one of your characters you created? I wish this every time I place the pen to paper. Instead of seeing it as if I’m nothing but a phantom, to live the life I write.

The closest I can get to living in my book is by visiting the places that resided in my timelines: Williamsburg, Sturbridge, Salem, Beaufort, Mystic Seaport, Edenton, Philadelphia, Jamestown, Yorktown, Mount Vernon, Monticello, and, of course, England – London, Leeds Castle, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Arundel, Salisburg, Stonehedge, Bath, Tintern Abbey (Wales), Broadway, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bladon, Oxford, and Hampton Court. OMG, I LOVE RESEARCH! It’s living bits and pieces of your character’s life and time. 

Yet, still they are only bits and pieces. There are times where I wish I had Maggie’s power (From the Inkworld Series) to read myself into my book’s pages. To see my Island, an Island which no Island could compare too in real life. Then again, what lives within its beautiful tree, I may never wish to met. I feel tore between living in the real world and living in my imagination. And since I can’t live within my imagination, at least I can run off and step into their shoes for a while : ).

 

4 responses to “Get Lost in Your Imagination

  1. I love this kind of research, too! I also love the unabashed enthusiasm of this post. Imagination is a wonderful friend, isn’t it?

    I hope you are having a great weekend.
    ~ Lisa

  2. I always thank reading as an young adolescent for this other worldly wanderlust that makes us so ready to jump into other worlds.

    Until neuroscience and computers can convince our minds we are actually in that other world, I guess we’ll have our words and paper.

    Nice observations,
    D.

  3. It’s wonderful being a writer. If I don’t step away from reality once in a while and into my imaginary world, I would have gone mad way before now!

    Carrie

  4. What a wonderful thought. To be totally immersed in a fictional world that you have created would be beautiful. Unfortunately, if it were true, you would technically be suffering from a mental disorder. ;) Still.

    I love reading about how writers do their research. Many say it’s a chore. I’m glad you’re enjoying it though! :D

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