More behind-the-scenes of my current work-in-progress, Top Secret Project #2…
The heroine of this story is the bookworm type. Super smart, cute little glasses. And I need a really great occupation for her.
I’m not entirely sure how it came about, but suddenly the word “museum” popped into my head. (Too much Night at the Museum or Leverage or this season’s White Collar, maybe? :snowmanskiing )
Of course, I don’t know very much about the inner workings of museums, so I had to do a little research. Should my heroine be a Museum Director, in charge of the entire museum & its workings? Or a Museum Curator, an expert in one type of collection (i.e. Ancient Egypt, palaeontology, Monet, etc.) & in charge of that one type of collection? Maybe a Museum Registrar, who keeps track all the museum objects, maintaining records of ownership & borrowing—like a museum librarian, which sounds all kinds of fun to me. :lipstick She could also be a Docent, who welcomes visitors to the museum and gives guided tours.
I just couldn’t decide! So I took a bit of literary license & came up with something kind of unique…provided I stick with this, of course. :balloongoingup
My plan is to have the heroine work at a museum that hosts traveling collections. You know how King Tut will travel the United States for a while, being displayed at a bunch of different museums across the country for a few weeks at a time? Well, it’s going to be sort of like that, except that instead of simply hosting a traveling collection while also having a number of collections of their own, it’s going to be a museum that has very minimal items of its own, focusing instead on just the traveling collections.
Because of this, my heroine gets to be a bit of a Director, a bit of a Curator, a bit of a Registrar…all rolled into one. In reality, something like that is probably a stretch, but for the story, I think it will be fun. :pinkdressdancingwoman It will give me a chance to touch on a lot of different topics while also helping to show what a smarty pants the heroine is, having to know just about everything about just about everything. :womanshopping
What do you think? Can I pull this off…or should I maybe have her work at McDonald’s instead? :animaprincess
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