Friday, March 8, 2013

Google Stalking

Since I am anxiously and not patiently waiting to hear feedback from my Beta Readers for Mother's Day, I realized I needed to do something to take my mind off the book. So, I decided to write another one.

And I started thinking... don't worry
I didn't injure myself to much!
I know, I know. Didn't I say I was going to start that awhile ago. Yep. And then I get distracted. I get distracted easily you know.

But it is all part of the creative process. You see, I have been thinking. Thinking a lot about the story and trying to come up with different scenarios that would work before I sat down and really started writing. After all, I waste enough time between Facebook, Twitter, and Blogging. I didn't want to waste time on a book that I couldn't fully flush out.

And then out of nowhere, I got another idea. It involves love, it involves death, it involves.... zombies! 

Yes, I decided to take the trend of zombies and run with it. Think of a story and really flesh it out! (Pun intended!)

It could be worse... I could have went with sparkly vampires!
The real reason they don't go out in the sun. They sparkle!

So needless to say, I have been doing some research. This manuscript doesn't have as much dialogue. I have good reason for that. This manuscript is also from a first person point of view. There is also a reason for that. But I need details. I need to find the inside story. I need to get inside this persons head and there house.

So I did the ultimate bad deed. I went further than I have ever gone before.

I Google stalked.

I knew the area I was referencing for the setting and I wanted to make sure I was being somewhat accurate, even if it is a fiction book. And I found a house. I found my character's house.

I feel in love with the look of it. There is only one problem.

I am a writer... not a architect. So until I figure out the floor plan of the inside... I am kind of stuck. Maybe I should have taken a different route. Find the floor plan and then describe the house.
Wouldn't you like to live here.?
It seems so cozy!
Oh well, hind sight is always 20/20. 

But I absolutely love the house - Don't you? It just feels quaint and like home.

I think my character will like it too. Now hopefully she doesn't end up walking into an imaginary wall!


  1. I always knew u were a stalker..the first step in recovery is admitting it ;)...can not wait for the cure to be finished!! Great book Stacy...

  2. Wow--a second book! If anyone can do it, you can!

  3. Go you and seriously I can't even finishing editing my first right now. God bless you and please tell me how you do it. Share :)

  4. You are on writing fire! Go Stacy!

  5. I have the idea for the book (it's a humor book), but I have no idea how to pitch it, and to whom. If we teamed up together, we would be set! Plus, we could set up our headquarters in your new character's house, which would definitely spark our creative juices.

    It may also result in an arrest for breaking and entering, but whatever. More fodder for the book!

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  7. And then I randomly starting singing that old Cranberries song, Zombie to myself as I read. HAHAHA. You're awesome and I bet your first AND second books are going to be epic! You go, girl! Love it. :D

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  9. That's awesome! I did the same thing for my novel last year. Went onto Google and found pictures of the inside of a bookstore (where she worked), etc. Although I didn't think to do one of the apartment she lived in. That's so clever. And I love that house - it does look very cute!

  10. I'm hearing the old Rockwell song, "Somebody's Watching Me" in my head while I read this. As a writer, it's easy to see why movies have so many mess ups. Our minds will always take us first to the story, instead of the details. In film, the details are what people see, while the story line is almost secondary. Great post!

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