So I got into my research. I was obsessed with it the way I'm obsessed with the story. Now, while I was alive in the 70's, I was just a baby. But that doesn't matter because I can immerse myself in the story, and the world my character lives in and get lost and run around. So to speak.
And this is the part where I can get really distracted. Go figure. But I've got a yellow legal pad filled with notes that will create the background for my character as she tries to make her way as a young adult poised at the end of the 20th century.
research can be invigorating, and inspiring. It certainly was for me.