I have begun writing a new novel. This morning I put down 2k or so and enjoyed the 3 hours I spent at the keyboard.
It is set primarily on an island in Mexico where I went on vacation last February for two weeks.
Everywhere I go I am studying the environs for a setting for a novel of some kind, maybe a suspense thriller, maybe a love story, maybe SF, I never know at the time, but it makes me pay attention to details like the boats, the people, the vegetation. The latter is a problem for me because the names of plants always escape me and it is hard to research them from a distance.