I am heading into the final stretch of manuscript work. With Jonathan home more often during the day to keep the doggies company, I can change my vantage point (no dogs allowed upstairs; I hate to leave them alone!). There’s a charming nook in an upstairs bedroom with - rare phenomenon in our house - a clear table and a view of the sky.
I’ve cranked out three chapters of query integration today, though it seems there will always be more details to tweak. I’ve also been contacting archive librarians to see if they are willing to scan and send me photos for the book. I’d hoped to do this in person, but now that many libraries and museums are closed, I have to count on others. Amazingly, wonderfully, I’ve had several quick replies with scanned images – happy to help, complimentary! Archivists are the best.
May 1st is my deadline for the complete manuscript and photos. It feels very close. Quarantine may actually be helpful.
My 60th year in 60,000 words
Day 206: 165 words, TOTAL = 33,775; 26,225 remaining
Robin Clifford Wood is a writer and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband and dogs, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her grown children and their multi-species families.