I love Google with a passion only a writer could possibly feel. If I wonder about any topic or question any subject…google is there, waiting to give me what I need.
Have a strange physical symptom? Legal troubles? Can’t figure out what movie that actor played in last year? Or maybe you want to make sure when you describe the historical plantation house in your novel you don’t make a mistake and give it modern details?
Let me just Google that.
But how much research is too much? If I spend hours and read countless documents researching an event that occurred in history, only to write approximately one page in my manuscript mentioning said event is that obsessive or just good writing? Am I procrastinating? Or just addicted to trivial details? Do I ask too many questions after I’ve had several cups of coffee in the morning? I suspect so.
I am the Google Queen. Now where’s my crown?