Went on my first writing research trip last week! My writing partner and I were in New York City for 5 days to research locations and just to get a feel for what being in the city is like, since neither of us had been back in about 6 years.
It was so much fun! And really eyeopening to what I’d been forgetting in my descriptions. The main things I came across were noise and smells, both things that are very prominent in NYC, and both things I hadn’t been giving much description to! Also wind! The wind is so different there because the skyscrapers change how the wind moves through the city. One moment you could be walking down a street with hardly any wind and the next you’re holding onto everything you’re carrying because the wind is so strong.
The trip was fun, and beneficial, and I’m excited to add in everything I learned into the next draft!