Sometimes, during novel writing, I need to include something I don’t know about. For that, I need to research.
It’s not my favourite part of the job. Now, that might surprise you, if you know how many degrees I have. It seems that I just don’t like researching for novel writing. In fact, it might even beat synopsis writing to the bottom slot.
Clearly, I like the actual writing part (or at least I tell myself this while having to read documents I am not enjoying) and, unlike many writers I chat to, I enjoy editing as well.
But research? Not so much.
At the moment I need to find out more about Catholicism in England and Italy in the 1790s. I particularly dislike history, so this is not going well. If you are an expert in this topic, please don’t be shy. I have questions…