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Monday, November 8, 2010

Excitement in Research

I set a goal to finish writing my historical fiction book by Christmas this year. I know when I type those last words it will be a bittersweet feeling. I have become quite attached to my characters and their story. I feel like I have walked the town where they live. I'm so excited to actually be able to do that in a little over a week. To see firsthand the area I have researched.

Excitement is mounting as we prepare for our trip. I have a list of places I want to see and visit while we are in Maine. I also am looking forward to meeting the local librarian (archivist) who has been a tremendous help with my research. Every week or so she sends me answers to my questions which arise as I write. A couple days ago it was the names of the local doctors during 1878.

It's funny actually since I never was fond of history during my school years. Now I find myself immersed and intrigued by the stories that desire to be told. I love being able to write historical fiction. It's a pleasure to delve in research material and learn various tidbits. What a blessing to be called to something I thoroughly love and enjoy. God is so wonderful!

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