I am up to my eyeballs in research right now. I'm working on my first non-fiction manuscript and I have been researching the Holocaust. I'm writing about someones life (not Anne Frank) and in order to understand you really have to dig deep into that time period. I'm having a hard time wrapping my brain around everything because it just seems to implausible. How on earth could this have really happened? But as we know, it was real. I personally know it was real because someone very dear to me actually survived Auschwitz. So I have grown up with the knowledge of what the Holocaust did, however it is not until you really start to research do you realize the true horrors. I have been reading a lot of first hand accounts and it is so interesting to see the two sides of the coin. Those people who allowed the war to turn them into monsters, and then those who rose above and saved lives.
Anywho, in the midst of all that I'm reading a super fun book. If you are a writer I highly recommend it. It kind of pokes fun at all of us. After the Workshop is about a guy who attended the prestigious Iowa Writer's Workshop. Cut to 12 years later and his great American novel lives in a box under his bed. He pays the bills by being a media escort, basically driving around celebrity writers. It is a fast funny read, but I will give a complete review in a few days. Happy Friday friends. Until next time!!