I love this internal debate and the growth and testing of ideas against evidence. It's one of the big reasons why I don't want to give up the historian side of me. In fact, if I had to choose between the excitement of new research and the love of chocolate, I'd have to choose research.
I know, it's very sad.
Anyhow, this weekend my research is wholly in the land of modern historiographical theory as applied to novels. Just in case you were wondering.