Got sidetracked on research. It’s a wonderful thing, but it can take up a lot of time. I think I got carried away on this one.
It started with a short story I wrote about an intelligent species who flies- and is nearly human sized. A friend and I began debating whether or not it could really happen – well, not in our world – but using the physical laws of our world.
Mostly, we’ve been looking into wingspan versus overall weight. I think I might have gone too far, but there is so much uncertainty, that I justified it that way. Now I’m going to have to look at it and see if I can make a better focus of it.
My engineering background both aids and detracts from my fictional abilities in that every now and again I just try to follow the natural laws of our world. Ah well, I can’t complain.
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Research can be good to do. Having taken part in policy debate, I’ve done my fair share of research.
Though sometimes for me, with fiction I don’t care if it’s too realistic. I like to read about magic and stuff that we can’t really do in our lives. That’s part of the fun of reading. So, when some people say some of what I write doesn’t work some of the time I just shrug it off.
It is interesting how our backgrounds can help some of the time and hinder others with out writing.