I have for the last two days been attempting to do some research for a book I am writing. I have to say I am having a difficult time. For one I want to pick out a state where the book takes place. It seems like such a simple thing to have a state. But I have only been in two states and both states are not where I see the story taking place. I envision a city with a rural area outside it. It will have some economic difficulties, but not be too overwhelming. It is a delicate balance. And so I have been trying to immerse myself in major cities in the US till I find the right one. In the meantime this takes from time I could be writing. I am wondering what other writers do to handle these dilemmas. Also as I started writing I have noticed there are a lot of other details in the story that I need to do research on to get some clarification.
But on the bright side I have found a neat pictures from Chicago, one of the places I have been looking at:
What about you, if anyone does read this… Are you writing anything, and if so what do you have to do for the sake of your writing? I would love to hear from you.