(1) I finished reading An Uncommon Soldier
(2) I read Persia Woolley's book on how to write historical fiction.
(3) I went to the relic show.
(4) I started this blog, opened a Twitter account, and set up a Facebook page--none of which is actual work on the book, of course, but it's part of building a sense of myself as a writer, which in turn obligates me to start acting like one. Or so I hope.
(5) I found an on-line re-enactors' group which is an awesome gold mine of research material, and I joined it. I've already learned so much!
(6) I solved the mystery of where/when my main character surrendered--which, unfortunately, means ditching (or at the least, re-locating) one of the few complete scenes I'd written. Oh, well. Such is the life of a historical novelist.
As for September, I hope to
- bring my notebook current (get hard copies of stuff I revised last month printed)
- track the pages I read for research so I can set a goal for October that's measurable and achievable (there's the psychologist in me talking!)
- finish reading Plot & Structure and Writing Historical Fiction
- organize the unholy mess that is OneNote on my laptop
- finish processing my photos of the Resaca re-enactment (yeah, yeah, I know--that was last May!)
- write up the physical description of my female horse soldier and her mount (from photos I got in May of a female re-enactor)