Hiya, I'm new to this site and I've just started my first attempt at novel writing. I've done a lot of writing over the years, but never a full sized book and the task is proving a bit daunting for me. I've written primarily one act plays, short stories, flash fiction, and the occasional dash of poetry so it's a bit like going from sprinting to running a 5k. I'm especially struggling with researching as it's never been something I've had to focus on before since my writing came primarily from sources that I either had personal experience with or knew a great deal about already. By joining this community I'm hoping to get some guidance and insight that I desperately need from those who have been at this longer than I have!