There are times we have to ignore our research that says, “you need to learn more about the topic” and keep writing.
My current story has taken me into quantum theory, multiverse and to places I’ve heard of but never read about.
These things are a little bit beyond my pay grade, but I’m learning about them…slowly.
I want the story to be good and believable, but sometimes you have to wing it and come back after the first draft to get things done the they need to be.
Like I said before, the first draft is fast and frenetic and stopping to clarify a few things will throw you off and break the stream of writing that you’ve got going.
Writing is hard, but the first draft is all discovery; your characters, your setting, the environment, mood and all the little stuff.
When you have the first draft done, come back after a few weeks, or months and read it again to see what needs fixed, but the only way to get to that point is busting the first draft out in the first place.
The first draft is the magical place of writing, everything else is the work.