I kneel at the throne to kiss the ring, bearing a liter of Bombay and tartar of Kobe steak for KY. I face a dilemma. After thirty years of observing pathetic attempts to influence the government of your state and only three years attempting to write a novel about the same, what should I do? Start a blog for political nitwits? Or, perhaps, finish the dog damned novel and write a killer query letter, which, IMO, is harder than getting a bill passed?
I vote for the second one.
It's easy to get distracted thinking the stuff you do (like blogging, or sorting your files, or doing a lot of research) will help you write the novel. Wrong.
Nothing takes the place of actually writing. Nothing.
Get busy. Quit reading this blog, and go write. There's nothing on this blog that is going to help you finish.