I am in the planning stages for my first novel (which is part of a planned series) and I'm officially hung up. It is set in Portland, and I have not proceeded with my planning because I feel like I absolutely have to go to Portland. I've never been there and I feel like it has to happen. So, what do you guys think, am I being too stingy? And it's not that big of a stretch for me to go, it would only take maybe six or seven hours to get there.