I know I’m not the only one who’s fallen down the worldbuilding rabbit hole. I mean, there are only 2 months left before nano begins! If you want to really worldbuild hard and get it all out of the way before you start writing, you have to worldbuild NOW! Come commiserate/celebrate going way too deep with the worldbuilding.
Whoever came up with the “base your fictional location on a real location” method is an evil genius. I located a town that fits what I know about my fictional town. Then I started digging through census data–from 1980, because I wouldn’t want to use information from the wrong year, right? And the local school’s website. I’ve barely even started worldbuilding, and I’m combing through census records. This is going to get obsessive before I’m done.