Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A move into the future

I don't have much to say tonight (as many of you can see, it is rather late), but I felt inclined to make a couple of observations:

It's late and I have to work tomorrow.
I have a story that's begging to come out.
And the new semester is starting.
And I have to start exercising again.

But I'm okay with all of that.

Because I have been given a place to start my research for my story! I was at my Grandpa's house during break and he introduced me to a series about the Byzantine empire. Since I was raised in a Republic, the whole court life and political maneuverings don't come easily to me. And my world doesn't really resemble America...at all. So naturally I was super glad when he told me about these books and I can't wait to get my hands on them!

It seems a little old looking, but I am really excited! There is so much that I want to put into this story, but lack of info has really hampered me.

I only need to avoid the trap of doing everything except writing the story, yes?

~ Shaylanne

What research do you guys do when you're prepping for your stories?


  1. I've had to do what feels like tonnes of research -books; diaries; newspapers; films; museums etc. My novel is set during World War Two and there seems to be an infinite amount of information out there. With historical fiction I want to make sure that I get the facts right -down to every little detail such as items of clothing. It sounds straight forward enough when someone announces they're doing research for a new book but it can be a very difficult process. It's taken me a while and even now I'm writing I sometimes stumble as I encounter something else I'm uncertain about. Then it's back to the books or the internet usually. Good luck with your writing.

    Best wishes

  2. Thanks Suzy! It's nice to know I'm not the only one. I just hope I get past that process! :)

    ~ Shaylanne