Hah! I know what you’re thinking. That the research I do for my Jasmine Haynes erotic romances isn’t something I should be talking about on a wholesome blog. Well, you might find it hard to believe, but I do actually have to research things that can be talked about. After all, I’m writing a story, it has a plot, and honest, my characters do other things besides...erotic stuff. I’m researching Games People Play right now, which is the third book in my “Fortune Hunter” trilogy. My heroine Josie is a project manager for mining equipment manufacturer. Now what on earth do I know about mining equipment (and please don’t ask WHY I chose this as her profession because really I have no clue)? Anyway, she's the project leader on the installation of a new system at a sand quarry. I chose that because there's a sand quarry within a stone’s throw of my house. I thought I could find everything I needed to know on the Internet looking at their website. Not so! I found a lot, but even after hours of Googling, scouring site after site, I couldn’t find the terminology and equipment designations that I needed. So I e-mailed the quarry and asked if they ever conducted public tours. I got a really nice reply from their business manager saying they were doing an open house in July and he’d gladly send me an invitation. Wonderful! But the book is due in July. I’d have to do a lot of rewriting. So I asked if he had a website he could recommend that might provide the appropriate terminology. Long and short of it, he set me up with my own personal tour and will provide all the literature I could ever possibly want. And that was my real point of this whole blog, that people are so helpful. They go above and beyond to help writers out. You ask a question and they bend over backwards to get you what you need. Every time it happens, I’m amazed again. And ever so thankful.
My tour is today at 9:00 a.m. So after I get back, I’ll pop back in and tell you how it went! I’m sure you’re dying to know all about how a sand quarry works!
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