Currently several inches of wet white frozen stuff on the ground, and climbing. For a tropical-born brat this is very unpleasant – but as always it’s a valuable writing experience. I used the winter delights of semi-rural Pennsylvania to add to the descriptions of Eastern Europe in winter in Impaler – cold is cold, and the various flavors of snow are snow. Late medieval soldiers marching in are going to be just as miserable as I am, only they get to be miserable longer, and deal with tents that aren’t wind-proof, inadequate if any heating, and a whole bunch of other problems as well.
Yep. For a writer, everything is research.