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A Writer’s Quantum Quandary

Romance Writers Weekly with coffe cup underneath and a mocha foam heart in cup

This week on Romance Writers Weekly, A.S. Fenichel admits to doing an abundant amount of research for her books and wants to know any fun/interesting things other RWW authors have learned recently learned while researching.

These days it feels like my muse has wondered off into the quantum realm. There’s no research going on unless bingeing on the Science, History and Animal Planet channels or falling down the YouTube rabbit hole is considered research.

While I might not be writing, I tell myself that at least I’m feeding my gray matter more than reality TV show dribble or the endless self-absorbed social media fodder and the cesspool of political rhetoric, but I digress…

Back to researching or in my case “wandering.” While trying to locate my muse, I recently discovered that in the quantum realm subatomic particles behave differently when being observed.

‘Zeno effect’ verified—atoms won’t move while you watch by Bill Steele

“One of the oddest predictions of quantum theory – that a system can’t change while you’re watching it – has been confirmed in an experiment by Cornell physicists. Their work opens the door to a fundamentally new method to control and manipulate the quantum states of atoms and could lead to new kinds of sensors…

The popular press has drawn a parallel of this work with the “weeping angels” depicted in the Dr. Who television series – alien creatures who look like statues and can’t move as long as you’re looking at them. There may be some sense to that. In the quantum world, the folk wisdom really is true: “A watched pot never boils.”

 See, Science Fiction is right again! Some take this a step further and feel that one may control destiny.

How Can Quantum Physics Give You a Better Life? by Imran Uddin

“The most simplified version of the answer is that you attract into your life what you think about. This can include conscious and subconscious thoughts. By training yourself to think in the proper way, you can bring certain things or events into your reality. Dr Eric Amidi adds that our observations impact the reality being observed, allowing our thoughts and perceptions to affect that reality.

To bring more positive things into your life, you must train yourself to expect them to occur. Alternatively, some choose to think as though their desired outcome has already occurred, as this promotes the necessary mind-set. The shift in mindset would impact how you see the world, allowing your observations to shift your reality into a more favourable state.”…

Tunnel of colored light into infinity

If this is reality or what I presume to make my reality, then I should be able to summon my muse back from Ant Man’s subatomic plane.  Sorry if you don’t get the Marvel reference. At any rate, I must believe it for it to be so.

Victorian woman in yellow gown looking back wistfully

Now on to A.S. Fenichel to see what she has recently learned from her abundant research on A Lady’s Past which is available for Preorder and on NetGalley and Amazon PreOrder.

Hope you had a chance to visit and welcome one of our new members, Christina Alexandra.

5 Things I Can’t Live Without – Romance Writers Weekly

On this week’s Romance Writers Weekly blog hop, A.S. Fenichel wants to know… What can’t you live without? Tell us five things you can’t do without. It can be coffee from your favorite shop or a pink tee-shirt. Whatever it is, tell us about it and why you can’t go on without it. Hope you’ve stopped by Carrie Elks before visiting me.

Aside from the basic necessities, like food, water, shelter and the convenience of modern medicine and transportation, here’s my top five comforts of life in no particular order:

Pets – Our dog is a member of the family and the baby. Over the years kitties and doggies have come and gone but are never forgotten. I kiss our beautiful, rescue, Leo, when I leave for work and hug him when I get home.

Music – Soothes my internal savage beast and awakens my muse. Such a wondrous thing. Here lately, I’ve been listening to binaural beats which are supposed to help sync your brain and help with memory, healing, etc. We’ll see about the one for weight loss…

Electronics – I am a techie chick courtesy of my geeky older brother. I’m not sure which I could do without, TV, computer or internet.  All are windows to other worlds and I’m addicted to all of them.

Hot Shower – Therapeutic and meditative, I look forward to stepping under the hot mist to wash away the day’s wear and tear and ready me for the land of nod.

Coffee –  The aroma. The warmth.  It’s the liquid that drives me to my feet to leave my comfy bed.

On that note, lets see S.C. Mitchell’s gotta have list.  Please visit all the wonderful authors on this week’s hop.