George Eliot called her research journals for her novels “quarries,” so I thought I’d do the same for the background material for my highwayman novel, Daring and Decorum. I’m enough of a geek to enjoy the pun in the title “The Highwayman’s Quarry” (yes, my highwayman does have a quarry, in the romantic sense, an innocent young lady named Elizabeth Collington).
George Eliot kept her research in notebooks. I use notebooks too, but my research also consists of links collected in Evernote and images collected on Pinterest.
I’ve got three posts so far in my quarry series, which make a sort of behind-the-scenes look at the novel: