My story is languishing on my table in the front hall. I haven't been completely idle, though.
I've been researching another person's reality. "Eat Pray Love" was a truly great read. I loved the self-discovery, the descriptiveness, and the random trails of thought.
Now, applying that to my MC, I need to let her feelings and thoughts flow. Memories come from everyday occurrences. I wonder what would happen if more unusual, or alien, happenings filtered into my tale?
Yes, I found my alien lexicon--"Alienology," right on my own book-shelf. Figures. I searched far and wide, and the river of knowledge was in my possession all along.
So, what mental map can I give my MC to deal with the known and the unknown?
Completely changing topics, Harper Teen has the first 70 pages of "Supernaturally" available for reading, a full 13 days before book release. Kiersten has done it again--her quirky, train-of-thought, second book in her paranormal trilogy is off to a great start.