Friday, April 17, 2009

Field Trip!

I'm going on a research field trip this weekend. A research trip some might consider rather bizarre.

As I've probably mentioned in earlier posts, the second book in my Haven series will delve deeper into my vampire society. Consequently, this means more scenes set in vamp businesses such as the club Death's Angel (which was briefly visited in Once Bitten.) I have a good picture in my head of what Death's Angel looks like and what type of clientele are likely to frequent the club, but immersion in unique scenes and settings is always useful. When a friend mentioned planning to attend a fetish dance/rave occurring in a neighboring city, I quickly volunteered to go with.

So, a handful of us will be making a night of it. I've dug out my big black boots and my corset top, I created a dreadfall headpiece, and I borrowed makeup in colors I haven't worn in years--I think I'm ready. I've been to parties in the past, but I get the feeling this will be like nothing I've been to before. The theme is Ragnarok--the end of the world--and I can't wait. I'm typically more comfortable in silver studs under strobe lights than doing the 'cha cha' or the electric slide in a cocktail dress, so I plan to get out on the dance floor and let loose a little. But, the writer in me will be right under the surface. Observing. Taking notes. With luck, I'll come back to my writing with interesting new ideas.

Have a great weekend everyone!

1 comment:

Marcia Colette said...

It sounds like you're going to have a blast. Please tell me you're going to be at ConCarolinas wearing that. ;-)