I was happily researching my latest book when it caused a funny thing to happen in the Redwood household. I’m watching TV when my husband sits down and asks, “Honey, is there something we need to discuss?”
“I found something on your computer.”
Okay, let me say if my husband ever turns up suspiciously dead, all eyes will be on me. Not because I would ever desire to harm my husband but I am a nurse, have access to drugs, and let’s say my Internet research as a writer can be dicey. Best way to poison someone. A medical blog devoted to helping writers maim their characters.
“The pregnancy conception calendar?”
“Oh that… it’s just research honey. Don’t worry.”
That got me thinking. Some may not know these tools exist. In my case, I was determining a married couples timeline but I had to back date the events a couple of years. How could I determine when my main character had conceived in 2010? That’s when I found this nifty little tool that caused my dear husband some needless anxiety.
And he is always the one who says not to worry. Guess that only counts if it’s not another child on the way!