Part of the fun of writing women’s fiction is that I get to live vicariously through my characters. I’m allowed to spend hours dreaming about their jobs, their looks, their choice in clothing. Are they frumpy? Casual? Sexy? Conservative?
The heroine of my current story loves to wear dresses. She’s a city girl from the warm and sunny state of California, and when she visits the midwest for a summer she brings a fat suitcase of her summer dresses with her.
Seeing that I’m a stay-at-home mom and a writer, I don’t have a closet full of dresses. More like sweatshirts and t-shirts and sweatpants. So to research my heroine’s choice of pretty clothing, I did some virtual window shopping. And oh, did I have fun!
Want it. Want it. Want it!!! What fun to fill up the imaginary closet! To picture a carefree summer where one has the energy to get dolled up like this every day. And to have the curving figure to fill these dresses!
Like I said, it’s a whole ‘lotta fun being a writer. 🙂