Well, it’s Wednesday– so you know what that means! 🙂
Lately, I’ve been thinking of how funny it would be if someone saw my Google search results. Now, most of my search history is related to a novel I am writing, but imagine if someone didn’t know that, and saw it? I think that would be hilarious.
My search history this week was everything Prom and everything Prom related. I didn’t attend my Junior or Senior Prom, so writing about Prom is uncharted waters for me. My husband, who has attended several Proms, has brought up a few things, but he doesn’t remember all the details that I’m interested in–such as the photo booth, decor, how long was it, etc..
Guys don’t pay attention to details like that. From what I’ve gleaned, girls go to Prom to dress up in a fancy gown, and for the magic and romance of it all. And boys? Boys go to prom to get drunk with their friends.
So without further ado, here is my search history for today:
“How to feed oatmeal to wild birds.” — Ok, so that’s not writing related. Forgot about that one. I’ve been wondering if I an feed oatmeal to backyard birds and as it turns out, I can!
“Is porridge the same as oatmeal?” — Writing related. Riveting, I know.
“Implode synonyms, Thesaurus” — I hated all the synonyms and cut the word out all together.
“Paris Photo Booth Props” — Mustaches, berets, and baguettes, oh my!
“What do guys wear to the prom?” — Ok, so I had a basic idea, but I wanted to be certain. Don’t judge me… 🙂
“1000+ Ideas about Prom Photo Booth on Pinterest” — You can’t imagine the research that goes into each scene in a novel. 1000+ ideas was necessary.
“Do DJs also do lights?” — They do in fact!
I write mostly light-hearted, teen fiction, but imagine if I was a crime or horror author? I had to research chloroform for a project and the search terms were similar to the ones that follow:
“How long does it take to suffocate someone with chloroform?”
“What are the immediate effects of chloroform?”
“Can chloroform kill someone?”
“What does chloroform smell like?”
“How to effectively suffocate someone with chloroform”
“What color is chloroform?”
In conclusion, authors’ search terms can be amusing. If you were to post your search history, what would it look like? Answer in the comment section below!
Bellatrix Press will be having a cover reveal soon for Season of the Witch Book 2, Spring in Summerland! The beautiful cover is eye-catching, with artwork designed by the artist who designed the image used for Winter’s Curse, and I can’t wait to share it with the world! Please stay tuned for new developments!
Have you read Season of the Witch Book 1, Winter’s Curse? While this series has installments that are resolved and can stand-alone, the stories are meant to be read in order to avoid major spoilers. 🙂
Before the light is reborn within the womb of darkness and the Sun returns, will Winter reverse the curse?
When High Priestess Iris Rose-Thorne bets her granddaughter’s womb in a broom flying contest–-and loses, Winter wonders where the real danger lies: from the Witch Hunters she fled from the far North or her shady grandmother.
She finds safety with Turmeric of the Wormwood clan. His eagerness to protect her warms her frozen heart. But her love for him defies the Segregation Curse of Old, cast by the Elders to preserve ancient clan bloodlines.
Can they find a way around the Segregation Curse of Old to be together?
And with time running out as the Winter Solstice nears, will Winter be able to reverse the curse on her womb? Or will she agree to her fate and remain barren?
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Interested in a teaser? I’ve posted my prologue online! Check it out, here!
Genre: Paranormal Romance, YA, Urban Fantasy