Thursday, May 1, 2008

May 1, 2008

Happy May!

Yesterday was one of those days when being an author is very cool. I know this may not be a big deal to some who read this, but to an author doing research for their next book - it is!

I was doing some research for my top secret book and was looking through old newspapers (online) and was tracking a particular man. Well, low and behold, the 1890s newspaper included a sketch of this guy, plus some other sketches associated with the story. OMG! That is so freakin' cool. I can't wait to use this in my book. See? It may seem a little nutty, but it's such an awesome feeling.

When I gave my talk in Georgia about researching the Old West, I alluded to something like this. As a researcher, you look for all sorts of "treasures" and when you find the big nugget, it's a real rush.

I made it to the gym yesterday and will go today. It's supposed to be 77, so I will attempt an afternoon walk as well.


Marsha Ward said...

Congrats on finding that nugget, Sherry. Makes you want to dance and shout, yes?

Sherry Monahan said...

Yes, I was doing the happy dance!