Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The theme this month is: "In my writing, I have never______" or, in reverse if you so choose, "In my writing, I always______"
There’s so much I’ve never attempted in my writing, so let’s not go there. The list would be too long. ;-) Not that I’m unwilling to attempt most things, but really, I can’t find enough hours in a day to try. We all need to prioritize.
But things I always, or at least, usually do? I research too much. I get an idea or subject in mind, and I research it into powder. By the time I’m done with the research, I don’t want to write fiction about it anymore, though for non-fiction that habit works well.
Unfortunately, my current WIP is stalled, partly because I researched a minor point so deeply I lost interest in the whole story. I need to cut the whole chapter and start over, I think.
Do you get waylaid by research, or do you avoid it altogether? Have you found a middle ground?