NaNoWriMo is going more slowly than I had hoped, but it's going. I've decided that writing an historical novel for my NaNo project was a mistake. Details keep cropping up that I feel an urgent need to doublecheck or learn on the fly before I can continue writing with confidence.
I'm calling it 'flash research.' Where I research "in a flash," not "how to flash." Bad joke. Whatever.
I love learning things, so research is a risky business during NaNo month. One thing leads to another, and suddenly an hour of writing time is gone.
So what sorts of things are distracting me from writing?
Today, I looked up the deathstalker. What is this thing with a kick-ass name? Be prepared to shudder in terror when you behold it.
|Deathstalker Scorpion, image by מינוזיג|
Let's retrofit some stuff I looked up during earlier NaNo research pitstops:
|1870s fashion, not because I needed to, but because I wanted to gawk at loveliness|
|Mahalabiya, or milk pudding|
|The range and habits of the Egyptian cobra|