I love writing. Love it. The only activity I love more is researching the history behind what I am writing about. I also love a new project. The kind of idea that gets under your skin and keeps you up at night and has you running lines of dialogue through your head while you’re trying to make dinner. That’s me right now.
I get so excited about a new project that I tend to buy lots and lots of research books. The research is so fun! And these last few weeks I’ve been buying a lot of books. I’ve also been checking out scads of out-of-print research books from the library. Sometimes I find a library book that is such a valuable resource I have to find and buy my own copy. That’s what happened with the big black book pictured below. It is simply loaded with information that I must have on hand at all times! But do you see the little red book on top of it? That is a different edition of the same book that arrived in the mail today. At first I was upset with myself for ordering the wrong thing…but it is exactly the same! Astonishing, isn’t it? I guess you can’t judge a book by it’s cover…or size.