Sometimes research can be the best part about writing a book. Then again, sometimes, it can be boring and overwhelming. For me, though, research time is my most creative and inspirational time in my writing process. It's like a light comes on, and I'm off writing in no time!
For instance, in my manuscript I submitted for the GUTGAA Small Press contest, a comment was made by one of the very beautiful, lovely, wise, and perfect judge (hehe. Maybe I'm partial because she voted for me. Maybe.) The comment involved the naming of my MC, Mercedes Albright. Was her name actually a historical name? And while I do agree it sounds modern, it did not become popular until modern times, it is not a modern name.
I researched the name and found the Queen consort of Spain name was Mercedes. She was born in 1860.
But in researching the name, it led me some interesting information, which I was more than happy to include in my story.
The creativity light flickered bright during my research, which led to a nice ,long inspirational streak in my writing.
What about you? Have found anything amazing while doing research?