Hi all! Long time no see! Was in school, now had to drop again because of child care issues. In middle of divorce right now and was absolutely down trodden when I had to drop out of school as finishing my education was my ticket to sustaining me and the children sans husband. I was depressed for quite some time, but finally decided to start writing again. It started with a bunch of Fringe fan fiction, and moved on to, not my original story I want to work on, but another I started working on in my mind. Write what you know I thought, and opted for a love story revolving around a terminal illness. I can do medical well. My first/last chapter was (I felt) beautiful...and then I backed up to tell the story of my main characters, and thought, shoot, these people were born in the 30's and lived through major wars and now...now I'm doing homework. There's a lot of research involved. I can find the history of the wars easily, but dredging through the emotions of families at war in these time frames. I am at a loss at where to go from here. And now I'm wondering...do I write and research as I go? Or do I research then write? And any ideas for where I could go for interviews to find out how these people FELT during these times. I would love to actually talk to people who were American children during WW2 and how it felt when their dads were drafted... Also having a tough time finding out what carreers would have made wealthy men that avoided the draft. It's all rather confusing, but I'm halfway through chapter 3...unless I make it a stand alone shorter chapter. But thought I'd say hello as I try to force myself to work a little every day.