This summer has simply flown by. It’s hard to believe that school will be back in session in a few weeks. Harder still to believe this is my oldest child’s last year in high school. Where did the time go?
Free time this summer has been spent with appointments, working with my illustrator, researching for a current project, and spending time with my kids.
At night, after all in the house is quiet I’ve been watching Downton Abbey. This is my second time watching the show and I’m enjoying it just as much as I did the first time I saw it. While watching the show I got the urge to write a historical novel set in the early 1900s. I find that time period fascinating but must admit that the thought of actually writing something set in that time period sort of terrifies me. I have heard of people lashing out over historical inaccuracies, writing letters telling the author they shouldn’t be writing at all. I am sure this probably doesn’t happen often but since I’m not a huge history buff I worry about messing up in a very noticeable way. I realize this will take a lot of research and am looking forward to learning more about this time period. I tend to enjoy research.
Have you ever been inspired by a tv show or movie?