Jann: The Pros have some great comments, and itâ€™s interesting to see what others do. I better get back to my WIP. Remember those goals we talked about a couple of months ago? Well, I just set one with our critique group at our last gathering that Iâ€™ve got to make.
Barb and Jann, I always have a WIP and I'm always reading…whatever! I don't connect the two. When I do research – it's funny – I don't consider that "reading" – I actually consider it "writing."
You mentioned Sandy Chvostal, aka Sandra Paul – she has a scene in her very first book, Last Chance for Marriage, in which the hero and heroine are talking about two totally different things, only they do not realize it. I NEVER laughed so hard reading a book in my life! She set up the misunderstanding PERFECTLY!!! Her other books have moments that crack me up as well. And Domesticating Luc? That one had me sobbing, the scene with the dog and the glove.
Thaks for the comment. I'm afraid I'm not disciplined enough with the research. The heroine of one book I wrote was a mycology professor and she had a research station in the Northwest. I spent way too many hours studying mushrooms, rsearch methods and the flora and fauna of that region. It was fun, though!
I like to read the same genre as I'm writing, although I read a lot of historical and I haven't tackled that yet. As for research, I've found that I write my story, doing very little research as I go, then go back and fill in any research holes as I'm editing.
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