The research work for my new thriller novel is keeping me quite busy. Not that I mind, though – I love the research as much as I love the writing part.
At the moment I am mainly reading books on topics that I need to know more about and then searching the Internet for additional information. Everything of interest that I find on the Internet, I save on my hard disk in special folders, but some of the stuff I also bookmark.
The trick is to know where the information is stored so that I can go back to it when I do plotting or writing. Naturally, I will have to sift through the information and cut out what I need and assemble it into a comprehensible whole.
When I start to write, I will constantly have to guard against wanting to use too much of the research material, but with time that becomes easier to handle…