Just when I think I can get back to working on my fiction, I get called to do another history book. This happens to me all the time. I’m certainly not disappointed or complaining. When I was told about the township that will be celebrating their centennial next year and was looking to have a book done, I felt that old excitement flow through me. New people to interview. New (old) pictures to pour over and scan. New stories to write.
I do have one history book that keeps getting shoved aside. I started researching the township many years ago, but before I could complete it, I wrote the City of Bloomer book, the book on Norbert Ruff and the military book for the Bloomer area. I gave myself some time to decompress from the military book and get the basement and my office back in order. I pulled out the information on Woodmohr to see what I have, and now I’ve been asked to do Sand Creek. Can I possibly put Woodmohr aside yet again? I’ve been telling people it would be the next one. Can I possibly get Woodmohr done while researching Sand Creek? Do I want to? YES!!!!
So, sorry, fiction, you will be on the back burner again until I feel the need to steep my brain in fantasy and not reality. My characters may be mad at me, but – man, I love writing those history books!