This specific tension - the conflict between actual historical facts and popular instincts about those facts - has a name...
How do I get over the hump, roll up my sleeves, and get to work in the dog days of revision? Well, let me tell you.
Nothing is what it seems at the Circus of Dreams.
It's not a disease you can catch, or a barrier sitting on your keyboard.
I used to feel guilty if I started reading a book but found myself not wanting to see it through