Sorry for my absence! My writing time has been short lately, I’ve been bogged down in a major revision, brainstorming ideas for another book, and waiting to hear how I did in the finals of the Short Story Challenge—if they’re released on schedule, I’ll post them here next week.
While I haven’t been posting much on the blog, I have been writing. A lot. Anytime I can grab a spare moment. And because I embrace all the fantastic ways technology has made research quicker, easier, and more universally accessible, my Google search history is nothing short of… alarming.
To show you just how random my searches get, I'm sharing a sampling of the things I have typed into Google recently in the name of research. And with it, a peek into the scattered mind of a writer:
How to get rid of pond scum
Immigrant populations in 1980s US
Cadillac models of the 1970s
Israeli Defense Service Law
History of the term ‘trading post’
Literal translation of modus operandi
Correct spelling of the lower back part of leg: Calfs or Calves
Least popular seat on the bus
Latin word for pest
Latin word for insect
When did interior roof lights become standard on cars?
What sound do pneumatics make?
Steps of the scientific method
Can you dial 911 from a cell if you have no service?
What to do if you get lost in the woods
Types of broccoli
India in the 1950s
Is there a book called Camping for Dummies?
How long does it take to get from Madison WI to Anaheim CA on foot?
When were Flinstone’s vitamins first created?
Popularity or origin of phrase “I’m bored”
Definition of tessellated
Early treatments for polio
Most popular TV shows of the 2000s
Popular African American names in the 1930s
Things that are pulled vs things that are pushed
1930s knife sharpener image
Phonic sounds chart
Is the preferred term naturist or nudist?