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A lot of my writing correlates to things that are going on in my own life and things that I find myself curious about. So when I heard about the crystal pyramids that were found in the Bermuda Triangle I went on a frenzy of doing research and writing!
When discoveries like this are made the nerd in me screams for me to obsess over it, which of course I do. What could this mean for our history? Or more importantly, is this the lost Atlantis? The "fabled" city so many have dreamt of?
As a child I would pretend to be a mermaid hailing from the lost city any time I went swimming, which of course aggravated anyone I was with since I simply refused to break character. Which is how I am now as an author. You have heard of method actors, yes? Well I suppose you could say I am a method writer, still refusing to break character.
I love putting myself into my characters situations or visiting places that they live. It helps me understand their personality and motivations better. Sometimes when I can't visit the place my character is from, or put myself in the same situation I do something crazy. Like dyeing my hair purple... Because I am certain mermaids have colorful hair.
I think it is incredibly important to have something in common with your characters. It helps them come to life as you can look back on your own experiences or feelings about something. Maybe I didn't NEED to dye my hair to know what being a mermaid is like. But what would the fun have been in just imagining it?
Being a mermaid is different than I had imagined as a child. As a child all I could imagine was a colorful tail and the ability to talk to fish. Now that I am older I see that they are so much more than that. They are daring and intelligent beings that have no fear of what they cannot see. A yearning for the life in the sun and respect for all creatures living or gone.
Mermaids and hair aside I think that this is one of the biggest discoveries ever and am so stoked for more details about the pyramid!
I hope all of you are having wonderful weekends filled happiness!
Live Long and Prosper,
“I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”
― Anaïs Nin
**Yes I realize I am saying mermaids exist in this post... But really can you prove they don't?
*** Yes.. I also know I gave myself away as a Trekkie. But honestly who isn't?