Okay, so I'm a little behind on the blogging thing. LOL. Anyway, I wanted to post about something that I've been struggling with lately. Asking a professional for help with your WIP when you are a virtual nobody. How do you call up a coroner and ask "Uh, would you know a way I could kill a person without being caught?" Hmm, not a good idea.
In my current book my character is a dispatcher for the sheriff's department. I want it to seem real, but again, how do I walk into the municipal building and say, "Hey would someone have time to talk to me about what it's like to work here? I mean, you're not busy are you?"
Fortunately, we have the internet and that's a great help, but there's something about talking to a real person. Now having said all this, I did find someone to ask about the sheriff's department, but I was just wondering if any of you struggle with this or have any funny stories to share about times you did ask for help. Like when I asked my nurse cousin how much of a certain drug would I have to put in someone's food to kill them. That was an interesting dinner conversation stopper. LOL.
p.s. I'm going to be interviewing Colleen Coble next week about the release of Alaska Twilight. I'll be giving away a copy of the new book. So tell your friends. =)