Learning is fun! That’s what I keep telling my clients whenever they ask for help with their websites and blogs. It might not seem like fun, but if you’re not enjoying it, it won’t stay inside your brains.
As writers, we have to enjoy learning because that’s what research is and how much fun is it to be learning new stuff instead of writing? Loads. It’s loads of fun.
Researching new stuff is a great way to spend a day or three and it doesn’t even have to be for a particular project. I’m learning new stuff all the time, mostly because I can’t stay interested in a subject for longer than a fortnight. Recently I’ve been doing art and then I learned about recording podcasts and other stuff. This has lead me on to looking into recording music and how exactly you connect a MIDI keyboard to a computer.
Soon I shall move onto another subject and probably buy a bunch of stuff and books so I can keep learning until I’m full. Maybe it will be photography or fish or usurping the government. Whatever it is, it won’t last long enough for me to become an expert, it never does.
Am I bothered?
Hells no. I just look forward to the next thing and the fun I’ll have when I can use my new knowledge in a story. It all comes in handy at some point.