It’s foggy outside, pouring rain, and you know what that means . . . it’s a research day.
Before you get all kinds of ideas about what that looks like, allow me to explain. This is the kind of day where you find a very comfortable chair, a warm fuzzy blanket, and a large mug of whatever hot drink is your favorite. You also have a pile of good books beside you – the ones you haven’t read yet – and your laptop or notebook is ready and waiting. Now you’re ready to begin your research. Oh, and don’t forget to turn off your phone.
While it sounds like this is simply a day to relax and do nothing, you are in fact going to perform some valuable background work. You might do some relaxing and doing nothing as well, but we won’t go into a lot of detail about that here.
Seriously, a day to unwind and let your mind dwell on something other than the terrible predicament you’ve created for your protagonist is a good thing. You’ll read, think, and new ideas are going to pop into your head. No pressure, no deadline, no tummy in knots because you are on the verge of panic. A day to let your imagination swirl around you.