And then I have to organize it in that binder before I go further.
So "Venetians Invented Everything" has its binder now, and there are pages in there with notes, and some articles, and some jotted ideas. Even a few pages of real live writing.
I am off and running. It feels good, but the organization also brings me to the knowledge of how much work there is when you write a nonfictions book, especially by jumping into the history of another place, another culture, and another language. But that's what makes it captivating.
Next post: the joy of index cards. Or for some of you younger folks, an explanation of what an index card might be.