Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Rush Rush Rush

Status: Rushing. You couldn't tell from the title? ;-)

Rushing around this morning. Already got the kids on the bus, now I have to put Thing Four down for a nap from 8-9 (I've kept him up since 5:30) and jump in the shower then we have to eat breakfast and rush to a church visit, then another visit (we'll be home around 11:30) then a quick lunch, then off to the dry cleaners, post office, and of course it is Laundry Day and once I get the loads loaded only THEN, will I be able to do my research.

I'm so close to being finished. Just a few more things to dig up, and I will be ready to write this novel! Since there is so little known about this real Historical figure, I get to make up quite a bit, but I am a stickler for having my "made up stuff" at least rooted in FACTS.

And there's the small difficulty of having never been to the U.K., and my heroine has to fly there and visit Plymouth and Buckland Abbey and St. Budeaux and Saltash, and describe her surroundings, so I have relied heavily on first-hand accounts, emails from people who live there, and amateur photos of the places I describe. Hey, it's the next best thing to spending a ton of $$ and hopping on a plane! (Can't do it with a baby anyway.)

I am becoming quite the amateur (and I stress AMATEUR) historian. It's a ton of fun, digging up stuff and when you make that elusive discovery, or find a mention of your subject in an obscure newspaper article or journal, it is AWESOME. It's almost like being an adrenaline junkie. Because its such a thrill when your research pays off!

Well, I've blogged too long already. Time to rush!


Michelle Miles said...

Your book is going to rock.

Have a good day!

Anonymous said...

The British Tourist Authority, if there's a Cornwall Tourist Board, and Plymouth's Chamber of Commerce will also be helpful.

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