My internet is out (still) so Blackberry and I have united to write this short note about what I get to do this weekend–Research!
I told you about my new project, Southern Challenge (I changed the name from Southern Futurity), a new contemporary romance set in the world of cutting horse competitions. Well, this weekend I get to go to one of the contests right outside my hometown.
I love this kind of research. I’ve got my camera ready, my questions listed, and I’m ready to go! I get to talk with folks who are involved with everything from raising the horses to competing in the arena.
Those who read Give the Lady a Ride were impressed with the setting details. Some even commented that I must’ve been raised in the ranching and rodeo life to portray it so fully and accurately. Then, there are those who read my blog and know I’m a city girl (I got cheated), and were still impressed with my setting details.
Research. That’s all it is. Interviews, attending events, keeping my eyes open for the unusual. Other than holding my new book in my hand, research is my favorite part of this job.
Can’t wait to get started!
My ISP, WildBlue, was vandalized somehow in such a way it destroyed their ability to provide their customers with service. But if they’re up and running again by the time I get home, I’ll post some pictures for you.
Oh, and I’ll have an exciting announcement, too! Stay tuned!
Peppermint hugs and candy cane kisses!