But it requires a butt load of research. I've changed the setting to Greece, and I am now determined to immerse myself in everything Greek. Hello, search engines, here I come! Half of me really wants to start writing, I've had scenes play over and over in my head and I love the story already, but the other half of me wants the first draft to be only less than perfect, which means I need to know lots about Greece to make sure every wonderful detail comes through in the writing. Phew, that was a long sentence.
Tell me, have any of you done extensive research on something? What was it like? I wish I had the funds to travel there and research that way. Maybe it won't be so hard to do eventually ;-) But I've known writer's who've taken classes about things their characters know about or do, and I can only imagine how great it's impacted their way of telling the story.
In my personal areas of life, I LEAVE TO VEGAS IN THREE DAYS! Friday hubs and I head out on a plane, leaving the kiddos in the care of his mom, and then my mom is coming over the weekend. I'm honestly not anxious about it like I probably would've been if it was back when Big Girl was a baby. Been there, done that, ready to have an anxious-free, kid-free vaca with my man. And Vegas! Woo! Sleeping in, drinking new concoctions, eating great food, seeing great things, and gambling!!! What better ways to spend four days away from the kids than those?
This, of course, is the main reason I've done diddly on work. But, I've considered myself on vacation from writing for two weeks. When I get back, Tuesday I'm going full steam ahead. But, I AM doing research tonight. Wish me luck!