I hardly ever research...or outline...or brainstorm before I start working on a project. Usually I just sit down and write. Then, I leave the finished project alone for a few weeks and go back and re-read it with fresh eyes and rework things. Now I have a notebook full of scribbles about werewolf lore...the first werewolf accounts and so on. I think I'm making this WAY more complicated than it has to be.
I am determined to come across with a new, more unique werewolf tale for my readers. So, we'll see how the next few days go. I'll probably just sit down and start writing with my somewhat historically-sound ideas in mind.