I’m in the middle of the WIP. This is the part of the book that seems like it will never end. To make matters muddier, I’m in unfamiliar territory with the whole police procedure thing. My plan is to make up stuff for now and research later. It’s the only way I can move forward. And that’s what I need to do right now.
Super busy with school, so I only have time for an hour or two of writing in the mornings. That hour or two makes the rest of my day okay. In a few weeks, when the semester is over, I’ll have all the time in the world for research. I’m thinking I should just watch every CSI ever aired. That counts as research, right? (Kidding.)
What’s good about moving forward through unfamiliar territory is that I don’t get bogged down with research, I don’t spend days, weeks, and months learning things I don’t really need to know. If I shape my story first, I’ll know exactly what I need to research and then I just google it. It’s not a very scholarly method, but it works for me.