Oh, research. I love you.

So I try to always have three projects running at once: one is being written, one is being revised, and one is in pre-write. Pre-write is sometimes code for obesessively thinking about the story, but there's usually an element of research involved. And oh, right now? Right now I'm loving the shit out of my research. (Full disclosure: I'm a fuckin' nerd. I pretty much always fall in love with research.) I have this idea for another serial. And right now, in the glorious early stages of it, I don't even have to know my characters that well (though I'm