So, maybe you read this post about my current WIP. If you haven’t, feel free to now. I’ll wait.
You back? Okay. The summer YA contemporary I’m working on has a main character who’s nothing like I was growing up. Because of this I have to look up things for research that I’m not really into.
Like baseball. (No, this isn’t a sport book. I just have a scene at a game.)
Don’t tell my friends, who are mega Minnesota Twins fans, but baseball really isn’t my thing. I’ve been to a few St. Paul Saints games, and maybe a Twins game, but I’ve never really gotten into the sport.
My MC is a major baseball nut though, so I’ve spent a large part of today looking up rules, songs and foods of the game.
It’s been kinda fun. I never thought I would care so much about baseball. But when writing research is involved it becomes almost like a game. Oh, wait, baseball is a game. But I mean a game of seeing how well can I get to know this new thing.
Another thing, all this research makes me want to go to a Twins’ game. Not only for the research, but it’s starting to look like fun.
Besides, the last time I went to a game was so long ago, maybe it’s time to give baseball another try.
What about you? Have you learned to love anything new while researching for writing?