Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Research

I'm back in business - amazing how much you can get done if you've been bored out of your skull for a week! My hand was a blur, scribbling down ideas, twists, motivations, descriptions...

My fingers are now too sore to continue so I'm off to do some research. I've made up a new vocabulary for this story - it's set in a cult-like community so they'll have their own terminology for certain things - but I want it to have more resonance, so I'm going to look up some biblical and religious references.

Have a lot of paperwork and administration stuff to sort out too - so I'm keeping busy.

9 comments:

marmiteandtea said...

Sounds intriguing, glad your back on a roll.

KAREN said...

Sounds fun - I love a bit of research, but that might be the procrastinator in me!

Hullaballoo said...

Glad you are back in action and feeling productive.

HelenMH said...

Ooh that sounds really intriguing. I love the sound of your novel.

Yvonne said...

M&T, thanks!

Karen, I love researching too. ;)

Hullaballoo, cheers!

Helen, that's so sweet! I'm trying to keep it interesting.

Böbø said...

Hi Yvonne. Thought I'd give you a cheery wave as I see you around a lot.

Enjoy you're research. I found Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management researching for a story I'm pottering about with. Oh the joy of a good source!

I then use some free mind-map ping software to diagram it all out. I'm a visual sort of guy. And it looks like productivity even if there is a teeny tweeny bit of procrastination in there.

Enjoy snuffing about in your research.

Yvonne said...

Hi Bobo! I've seen you around to. ;) I also use Freemind! It was really helpful when I was planning out my novel. Can you believe the coincidence.

jen said...

Glad you're feeling better - and it sounds like the ideas are flowing thick and fast. Very intrigued by that storyline. Hope the research goes well.

Angie said...

Glad things are going well and the ideas are flowing. Your community terminology sounds intriguing. :)