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I dashed downtown to my beloved indie children's bookseller to pick up my special order this morning, and am now the proud owner of:


Then I went to the library, because I woke up with all sorts of new ideas scrambling around in my head for Touching Indigo (the aforementioned WiP) and decided it was time to knuckle down and get serious with my research instead of having the vapors over it. I hate research, because I am so inefficient at it and I worry constantly that something I find out will kill my book stone-dead, and yet I also can't bear to just make stuff up when there are legitimate facts to be had. So these are the books currently piled on my desk:

  • The Day the Voices Stopped: A Memoir of Madness and Hope by Ken Steele and Claire Berman
  • Touched With Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament by Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Straight Talk about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Kay Marie Porterfield
  • From Crime to Punishment: 6th Edition by Joel E. Pink and David C. Perrier
  • No Crueler Tyrannies: Accusation, False Witness, and Other Terrors of Our Times by Dorothy Rabinowitz
  • Youth Injustice: Canadian Perspectives Edited by Thomas O'Reilly-Fleming and Barry Clark
  • Youth in Conflict with the Law by Paul Maxim and Paul Whitehead

So that will tell you a few more things about the plot of Touching Indigo... and also why this book has been giving me hairy conniptions for over two years. SO MUCH STUFF TO GET WRONG OMG.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go Write Stuff.

Date: 2009-06-18 04:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jessica-shea.livejournal.com
Very curious about the WIP now! Happy researching!

I loved Demon's Lexicon, and Dull Boy is at the tippity-top of my TBR pile...right after I finish Spell Hunter! I have about 100 pages to go and am totally enthralled by Knife and the Oakenwyld. Thank you so much for sending it and the fab bookmark!

Date: 2009-06-18 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rj-anderson.livejournal.com
Excuse me, I cannot compose a coherent reply because I am drooling over the cupcake on your icon. Cuuuuuuppcakes...

Ahem. Anyway... thank you for reading Spell Hunter and I'm very glad to hear you're enjoying it!

Date: 2009-06-18 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] faerie-writer.livejournal.com
You have me really curious about your title Touching Indigo, as indigo is the colour most associated with the 6th chakra that is representative of thought and clear thinking. And now those research titles ... I'm greatly intrigued! :)

Date: 2009-06-18 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] speak-candidly.livejournal.com
I think I mentioned before, but I live in a town with the state mental hospital, and one of my best friends works in the adolescent boy's unit. It's not Canada, but I can drum up pretty much anything you might want -- I'm also a grad student with a heavy minor in psych and can talk to any professors you might not have on hand.

Date: 2009-06-18 08:48 pm (UTC)
kerravonsen: Kerr Avon, frowning: Character is PLOT (Avon-character)
From: [personal profile] kerravonsen
Touching Indigio! Yes! (waves pom-poms)

Date: 2009-06-19 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] olmue.livejournal.com
Go, Rebecca, gooooo! You can write this book!

I recently had to bite the bullet and plunge into football research (I hate sports but my MC loves them). I normally like research, but uh, this falls into the "so much to get wrong" category--so I feel for you!

Date: 2009-06-19 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harriet-wimsey.livejournal.com
Yay! In other bookcitement news, your book finally finished being processed and is now available for checkout at my library (where I am a children's librarian, and thus made sure we ordered it). I had the first hold, and gobbled it up today. It was wonderful!

I have Dull Boy on hold for whenever it comes in, and I need to figure out how I want to get my hands on Demon's Lexicon--we're in the process of changing systems at my library and thus can't order any more books right now.

Good luck with Touching Indigo--I've been looking forward to reading it one day.

Date: 2009-06-19 06:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rj-anderson.livejournal.com
Oh, thank you! I love libraries. And librarians. :D

Date: 2009-06-19 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizvogel.livejournal.com
I saw a copy of Half Magic at the bookstore yesterday, and was delighted to see that it's been reprinted. I loved that book as a kid!

Also, I want your research bibliography.

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