First of all, can someone tell me where February went? This past month flew by so quickly for me. I’m just amazed it’s already almost mid-March. And high time that I posted another Write-a-Book update.
In case you are just “tuning in” 😉 you might want to give the first update a read here which was at the beginning of February. I had mentioned then that I was continuing with my haiku poems/photos for one of my WAB projects. I was also reading several books about the 60’s as research for my novel project. This is what I’ve continued to do, to date. If you’d like to check out some of my recent haiku poems, please see the Haiku Reflections category in my sidebar.
One book in particular has been absolutely fascinating and I believe will be so helpful in my attempt to write a novel based during this time in modern history that truly changed the world forever. “The Sixties” by Arthur Marwick, is a very extensive and comprehensive guide. Marwick has so succinctly described about this decade, that there has been :
“…nothing quite like it and nothing quite the same,ever again”.
At over 800 pages in length, it’s been a daunting task to finish this book, the last in the stack of 60’s related titles I’ve been reading before beginning my own novel. I’m now nearing the end though and it has been a worthwhile read. What a journey back in time to an era I remember only faintly as a young child.
And now, to be faced/challenged by the blank page/screen. I sincerely hope that I can make this project and dream a reality. It’s full speed ahead now, sink or swim…no more research.
And in the meantime, how have your own Write-a-Book projects been progressing? I do hope that several of you have links to share, so that we can all enjoy your stories to date. I look forward to reading your updates and I hope plan to have the beginning of my own novel ready for your consideration/feedback, at the beginning of April.
Until then, happy writing and do remember to leave a link to your own Write-a-Book project. Can’t wait! 😉