Welcome to Sleepy Critic Ramblings! I started this blog to document the research ramblings of a writer and professional historian. In the process of researching for my next novel, I realized that other people might like some insight into the fun (and frustrations) of the research process.
Research can be as simple as a Google search, but ten minutes perusing Wikipedia can leave me as confused and as curious as when I started. The real joy of research is digging deep, following rabbit trails, and exploration. Research is what you do when you don’t know what to do. You start out lost and end up even more lost—but in the process you discover new trails of information and understand the scope of your topic better than before.
On this blog I share thoughts about how to conduct research and the research process in general. I’ll also post updates on the research I do for my novels, short stories, and screenplays. I promise (mostly) to share the sources for my own research.