Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Step back in time

Yesterday I finished a short historical piece I've been working on. It feels great to finish but at the same time I have the oh-no, untethered where's-my-wip feeling. This afternoon I'll start the new book I've been considering but for these morning hours I'm going to be book-free.

It feels weird.

I had fun with the historical. It's set in 1924, the era of flappers, speakeasies and prohibition. One of the characters is a baseball player so I did some research on that year's play which was interesting. I'm a Yankee fan so it was fun to peruse stats with Babe Ruth on the roster. (I didn't realize that the Babe was very ill in '25 and didn't play. Thankfully he came back the following season.) But bathtub gin, J. Edgar Hoover and Model T Fords made the time very colorful. Oh, the fun bits and pieces gleaned from research...

I'm so much into the Roaring Twenties mood I'm considering getting a bob.

Just kidding.

By this evening I'll be full into Regency mode. The ton and Almack's, pelisse and phaetons, proper lords and slightly improper ladies... Ah, the fun of writing. Never a dull moment!

Hope your Tuesday is a good one. What have you got planned for this last day of September?


Dru said...

I'm going to check out what new books are coming out in October that I want to read.

Anonymous said...

Too fun! Enjoy your trip through time.

My last September day? Work, work, work (oh, and I paid bills this morning).