I have a pile of research for my next story that's been growing like summer homework left until the last minute. I really need to finish up with this short story, but I need to do it well and not just rush through it.
At the same time, that research pile is... well... piling up. My next story has quite the cast of characters, all from diverse backgrounds. I have movies to watch, books to read, topics to research, and, if things work out, interviews to conduct. I have to become an expert, or rather, I have to be able to pass as an expert. Really, I guess my goal is for people knowledge about the subjects I'm going to touch on to not notice any glaring inaccuracies.
Getting out of your comfort zone. I think writing really helps if you can't do anything else. I mean, if you can travel, freakin' travel. If you can meet new people, meet them. But if you can't do any of that stuff, well, we live in the internet age. Research and write. Understand, or at least try to understand things from new perspectives.
And back to my research. I really want to dive in right now. And to a certain extent, I can begin, but I really can't afford to distract myself from the short story and the final edit of The Paladin.
So I guess all that wall of text is there to say... I need to get back to writing.
Don't Forget to be Awesome!
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.