In the spirit of “don’t do what I did,” here’s a quick writing tip!
If you’re doing book research and discover tons and tons of wonderful tidbits and facts that most likely won’t be usable in your novel, no matter how clever you are at slipping them into random conversations … write an Author’s Notes on the side at the same time! That way, those tidbits won’t go to waste, and it will be MUCH easier remembering them while they’re fresh in your head rather than six months later … which is what I’m finding out now.
Sigh. Back to work for me.