You have doubtless heard of RUE—Resist the Urge to Explain.
From INTERN's personal lexicon of literary terminology, a lesser known rule:
RUG: Resist the Urge to Google.
RUG refers to the temptation, in this age of wifi-enabled coffeeshops and writing rooms, to interrupt writing every fifteen seconds to google a piece of crucial "research" for one's novel instead of figuring it out for oneself by thinking about it.
In the past few days, INTERN is guilty of googling the following:
"how to survive fall from fourth-story window"
"how to climb building"
"parkour how to climb building"
"what rhymes with "affordable"
"how to drywall"
"schedule for #17 nightbus"
"how to true spokes"
"causes of accidental death in America"
"causes of homelessness"
etc. etc. etc.
Only one of these searches resulted in information INTERN actually used. INTERN should have been more RUGged in her determination to stay focused.
INTERN wants to know: what stupid, pointless, barely-relevant things have you Googled recently in the name of novel research? Do you use "research" as an excuse to break the flow of your writing? Would you like to join INTERN in a sacred oath to stop Googling stupid #^$% when you're supposed to be writing? Yes?