So, as you can see from my word count bar, I've been progressing pretty well on my next book and averaging about 2k words/day. Er, besides from yesterday that is. I've had some kind of cold/flu/sickness for over a week. I'd begun feeling better a few days ago, but yesterday just took the wind out of my sails, and I felt yucky really again. So only 199 words were added on the book. I've been waiting to work on this novel in particular for a few years now. It began in a previous incarnation, but the pieces just weren't fitting together properly. I ended up re-envisioning it, and now it's flowing pretty well so far. Some of what I'd thought before is staying, but other things are being put in the missing pieces that make more sense.
But one of the things I love about the book is the setting. It takes place in a faraway country called Finland, which I absolutely love. Yesterday while I wasn't feeling well, I looked over a photo website http://taivasalla.net/english by Niklas Sjöblom. It definitely counted as novel research. *grins*
The picture above is one of my many favorites from the picture website of Helsinki's South Harbor. And then there's the webcam from http://ek.fi/kamera/palace30.jpg, which is also of the South Harbor.