Diary of a non-fiction book: week 2 – day 1
I’ve not been taking additional days off. I’ve been doing normal work stuff. It still needs doing, even when I have a book to write.
Today it was back to the grind with a new research week. This week I’m researching the Quaker movement.
This morning, after completing the new month admin, I opened up the next research section in my Scrivener binder and did another search for up to five websites.
Again, I chose just one wiki link. The others were from history.com, the BBC, the Quaker movement, and one on the founder of Quakerism in the UK. And I bought just one book for the Kindle, a potted history from the Oxford University Press.
Some time was spent reading a few of these websites, to see how useful they may, or may not, be to me. And then I was back to reading a novel set in 1974, which is research for my own novel set in 1974, which is completed to first draft but I want to do some research before starting the second draft.
This afternoon, then, is back to editing for a client. I have a new book in and I need to keep these moving so that the income keeps on coming in to pay for petrol and research materials for the non-fiction book.
Tomorrow I have a day in Birmingham, in the company archives. So I’ll be away from my desk for the whole day.
I’ll see you on Thursday!