When you have an idea for a new book on the horizon, it may require research. Some books require more research than others, and some books may require more research later in the writing process rather than in the beginning. But for those aspiring writers who find themselves researching for hours and hours before they ever start writing their book, this blog post is for you.
What types of bookish stuff might need to be researched?
When is enough, enough?
There’s nothing wrong with committing your time to research before beginning your story. But if you’ve found yourself researching at the expense of writing your story, why? This is an important question—and one that you need to be honest with yourself. If you truly intend to write and know that you will soon, then keep researching. But if you’re scared to write, then stop researching and write your first chapter.
If you write your first chapter, then write the second chapter. You can always research more as you write, when you come to certain scenes, but don’t be afraid to write. Too many aspiring writers say “one day, I’ll write that book,” but do yourself a favor and make that day today.
Best of luck! And know that I’m rooting for you!
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