Thursday, August 09, 2007

Absorbed in Research

Research is fun. It can also be distracting, but at the moment I'm devouring a couple of books that will help with the current WIP. I'm particularly enjoying the one about 19th century women's clothing. Fascinating stuff, and I think it's helped me pin down the setting.

Here's the thing about research. If I do too much of it before I start writing, I get so caught up in it that I put off the actual writing. This is probably because I don't always know exactly what information I need until I've written a draft.

So now I've written enough that I can do some research. I just keep trying to remind myself that I don't need to read the books cover to cover right now to get the specific information I need. Researching just to learn more can be so tempting . . .

Anyone else feel that way?


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