To anyone who’s been dying for a new blog post from me, I apologize, and I hope that you haven’t been psychologically scarred for life by my absence. (Shut up! Let me have my delusions!)
I have, though, been working hard, both in an actual OFFICE again, and also at finishing up What Lies Behind, or at least the first draft. At this point, I would consider that a real accomplishment. And I am so close. So, SO close. It feels like I’ve been running a marathon, and I keep passing the 25 mile marker, wondering when I’ll see mile 26, but I just keep passing 25 over and over again!
After all of the writer’s block that I dealt with between September and March, I know there’s going to be a LOT of work to do on draft #2. This isn’t going to be easy, and because so much of the book is set in Ontario’s past, I need to do some more research to feel confident that I’m being accurate. Writing historical fiction is definitely new to me, and it makes me a little bit nervous, thinking that I may accidentally give the wrong information. On the other hand, it gives me an excuse to go spend a day at the Metro Reference Library, one of the coolest places around for a history geek (and now that the Toronto library strike is over, I can actually go!) I’ve also been spending WAY too much time looking at all of the photos on the Vintage Toronto Facebook page. If you like history, and you love Toronto, it’s totally the place to hang out.
So, send me some “finish that draft!” vibes, and I’m ending this now, because I really ought to be working on that draft, don’t you think?