Despite everything I did start one of my stand alone novels. My main character was on the point of a gun, so I try to make my research as perfect as I can. I go into Google and type in Where can I buy a handgun, hoping to research Hand Guns. Fine, after looking around and looking at one that I think might work I make a note of it. I then get a very stern message saying “Are you aware that it is illegal to try to buy a weapon on line.. If you continue your details will be reported”.
I didn’t like to reply with, well if it’s illegal why is there a site on the Internet, quoting prices and taking orders, just in case someone turned up to arrest me.
Yes, it scared the life out of me, and yes, it is a true story!