You always know when I’m finally starting to cook on a writing project. Books upon books of research begin to pile up – around my desk, bedroom, couch, etc… I bury my nose into history, lifestyles, technical terms, anything that will breathe life into my story, giving it reality.
So, how does this link to the photo above? When I was younger, I use to watch ‘Jackie Chan Adventures’ and Uncle (the older man to the right) was one of my favorite characters. And every time I start going through my books, one of his lines consistently goes through my mind, “Uncle must do REE-SEARCH!”
Well, in my case ~ “Kelsey must do REE-SEARCH!” So, that’s exactly what I’m going to be doing. Bury myself in my books and understand the world in which my characters live.
How about you? Do you bury yourself in research as you write?