Oh, man, I haven't posted since last Sunday. I'd plead a busy and interesting life, but, well.
I'm about 8,000 words into The Trickster Society. I'm finding it interesting to write--and, in some ways, really simple. I've set it in present-day Knoxville, Tennessee, because They say you should write what you know. Well, I know Knoxville. I lived there for about ten years and have worked there most of my adult life.
That makes it super easy to worldbuild. I don't have to make stuff up! It's right there for me to check on if I need a detail! This morning I drove into Knoxville and spent some time walking around in the Fort Sanders area and parts of the UT campus. I jotted down notes, particularly about things that have changed in the decade-plus since those were my stomping grounds, and particularly focused on places where I want to set a few scenes. It was fun and easy research, and quite pleasant on a sunny Sunday morning in late May.
I haven't set a book in the real world in a long time, and I've never set a book in a part of the real world I know thoroughly. If I'd known how damn easy it is, all my books would be set in Knoxville.