I've spent most of the past ten months researching my new book and now, finally finally finally, I've started writing it. Well, okay, I've started writing the first chapter. I've plunged into what I call my Quiet Zone. Or maybe I should call it my Shutting Out the World Zone. I'm concentrating my mental energy on this book. Shaping the narrative. Working and re-working the prose. And, most important and most difficult, trying to figure out what the research adds up to. What do all those facts MEAN? What's the connection between this fact, that idea, and this event?
I know it will all come together; it always does. But only if I shut out the rest of the world. So if there aren't many or any new blog entries, that's why: Book in process. Writer at work.