I have always found researching the back ground for my stories to be the greatest fun. But it is not all joy. Worse, it can be counter-productive.
As this year is on the brink of turning, I have been taking stock of my writing habits and also my output. Well, a little. Not the full audit, you understand. Just a gentle canter through those things that I have done, and those that I have left undone. And why.
And the reason, I fear, is often Research.
So I thought some people might be interested in my conclusions on research, its pitfalls and pleasures.