Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): Bring It On by Steven Curtis Chapman.
I love being a writer. Not only do we get to talk to some of the coolest cats in the neighborhood, we get to create and live in these amazing worlds for extended periods of time. And one of the best parts of all this is?
This is not your coma school-induced kind of research you may be thinking of. Research can be exciting. It can be thrilling. It can even be a tad bit dangerous.
What could I possibly be talking about that could make me giddy at the thought of studying, and doing research? (two very dangerous words, right there). Well, take for example waves and particles and the properties of light. That sounds about as boring as it gets. Oh contraire my friends. That will play an integral part in one of my stories and I need to know how light works. And really, if you think about it, there are light waves you can't see? How cool and weird is that?! Ah the possibilities...
But there are other things I would love to learn. I call them my "just in cases." Tell me, what do these two video clips have in common? (besides being hilarious and amazing?).
That's right. Fencing. Let me say that again because it makes me so happy. I get to learn fencing. My first lesson is tonight!
What an incredible adventure! And of course, you will be privy to all of my secret capers during this escapade. :) (I might even be able to make a video if I can get a friend to come along somehow...).
So now I get to learn how to make my fight scenes even more visceral and real (I've heard it is all in the wrist. I've also heard the footwork is a beast - which is why I love the fact Jack mentions it in Pirates). :) The funny thing is, I don't have any sword fights in my books yet (knife fights, yes. Sword fights? No). I may have to remedy that... So off to another adventure! This ones promises to be most thrilling. I told you research could be exciting.