August 17, 2009

Research Trip Windup

I can go home now, I have finished Draft 1 of The Mystery at Fort Sumter! It must be a pretty exciting tale, because I just couldn't quit—once I had the kid characters bounding around Charleston, each in a different direction, in the midst of a rare snowstorm—well, I could hardly go to bed and leave them in such dire straits, could I? No, indeed, and so I had a really late night, since I wanted to know how the story ended myself, and the only way to do that was to write it... and I knew I could not sleep till all the characters were safe and warm. Of course, now the real work begins, the 2nd draft, and revision, and proofreading, etc. It's a writer's life!

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