I’ve got 22 pages and 7,240 words on this new project. 1773 of those I got Saturday. (and we had company all day Sunday through this morning, so that slowed me down, of course – only 150 yesterday, f’ex) I’ve really gotten a kick out of doing the research for this story. It’s spread over a long period of time – from 1959 to 1966. I’ve found music, I’ve gotten pictures of clothes, furniture, appliances, cars, hairdos. I’ve grilled my in-laws, the Harlan County Extension Service, the Harlan County Chamber of Commerce, and the Harlan Tourism Commission for information about downtown Harlan in that time period.

Although the research has its pitfalls. I’ll find something neat and catch myself reading about it and clicking through links, and next thing I know I’ve wasted an hour of writing time. :smash:


Author: Mari Adkins

Appalachian gothic fiction writer - my works reflect a love of literature flavored by the darkness and magic residing in these ancient mountains. In my spare time, I'm a Simmer, I tumbl, I journal, but I always have a very strange sense of humor. I have lived away from the mountains and lived deep in the mountains. I currently live in Central Kentucky with my lifepartner and his cat. The mountains, their culture, their superstitions, their particular magics, will always be in my blood.