It’s the first Wednesday of the month, which means it’s time to share our hopes, dreams and fears with the Insecure Writers Support Group, the brainchild of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, and this month’s hosts are; Sadira Stone, Patricia Josephine, Lisa Buie-Collard, Erika Beebe, and C. Lee McKenzie!
Do stop by and say hello to them!
This month’s question is: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever googled in researching a story?
My reply is probably not the strangest (and I should imagine there are going to be some corkers this month!) but it’s the one that instantly springs to mind.
It’s because I managed to download a virus when I was searching how to figure out how faster than light space travel differs from real time travel. Ie if it takes you 2 weeks to get there by ftl, how long would it take the slow way.
I was trying to be accurate for a short story, but in the end I got so confused by the science that I concluded that if I’d never thought to question any of the many sci-fi novels I’d read, I could probably get away with it too. (And I did).
It’s just as well I came to that conclusion as my laptop suddenly started blaring alerts and I shut it down in a panic.
I’m looking forward to discovering everyone else’s replies. Meanwhile please wish me luck for Friday… I offered to do a talk on ‘what to do with your short stories’ for my local literary festival, and they’ve sold tickets..! eek!