Saturday, September 14, 2013

Walking a Changing Line...

Getting away, taking a little break in the interval between content and line edits for The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn sounded like a good idea to me, so that's where I've been for most of the past week, more or less off the grid at the Oregon coast, walking sandy (windy & sometimes chilly) beaches...




Strolling through giant redwood groves....
Photo by Rachel in Wonderland, Flickr Commons

 


And doing as much reading as possible.... 


That last wasn't all play. The reading is part of my research for Tamsen Littlejohn. I've mentioned in interviews that I kept researching right up to the last minute on Burning Sky. Same is proving true for Tamsen and Jesse's story.

Some of the research will carry over into other stories I have in progress. It's been almost a decade since I began delving into 18th century research, and I'm still finding the time period fascinating, absorbing, transporting, and in every other way inspiring. 

So many stories to share!

12 comments:

  1. Lori,

    I do love the Oregon coastline. Those are fabulous photos.

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    1. Mostly Brian's taking, except the one of him, of course. He's quite proud of some of them. :)

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  2. I'm loving your book, Lori. You are such a great example to me. Love that you're reading a book by both Thoms!

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    1. Thank you, Caroline!

      I'm re-reading Warrior Woman, just the parts that coincide with the timeline of one of my character's back stories. Thom's books are so rich in historical detail, they are every bit as good of a research source as nonfiction.

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  3. Beautiful photos. You deserved a break. Burning Sky is now the topic of conversation amongst readers at my church. We're all looking forward to reading Tamsen Littlejohn.

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    1. That's lovely to hear, Nan. Thanks!

      I hope readers enjoy Tamsen and Jesse's story too. They are very dear to MY heart. :)

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  4. Gorgeous pictures, Lori! Good for you - we all need a break sometimes. Love that you've found a period that really resonates with you - your writing shows your love for it. Makes me a happy readers!

    Blessings,
    Becky

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    1. Becky, it was one of the best visits to the southern OR coast we've made. We discovered a secluded beach that you had to nearly repel down into to in order to reach, and you did have to use a knotted rope to climb back out again. That's the sort of "retreat" my soul needs from time to time. :)

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  5. Reallllly? That's how you got to it? How'd you get the beast down 'n up? Same way? Where did you stay? We've stayed a couple times in the Redwoods across from Trees of Mystery in a rustic, adorable little motel we just love--as well as the fun little restaurant that's next door. The bathroom shower is all out of metal, like the kind you'd find between the RR cars of a train. Nuthin' fancy--but fab to us! Now you'll be ready to submerge yourself into work again. Happy times, dear one!

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    1. Young dogs can scale steep headlands that middle-aged people can't. He had no problem getting up and down.

      We stay at a cottage rental place in GB. If you want to know specifics, email me. :)

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  6. Gorgeous pictures! Lori, your research is fascinating. I love reading about what you turn up. ;-)

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    1. I've been gobbling down some great reading this past week! Love it.

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