Four weeks and 50,000 words later, I have emerged from the fortress of solitude.
So . . .How’ve you been?
We sent the manuscript for Paul Harvey’s America off to the publisher yesterday. I must confess, that’s the most fun I’ve had in a long time–especially the research part. If a guy could make a good living doing research, I’d be all over it. I love trolling through the archives of old newspapers and magazines in search of hidden gems. I found a treasure chest full of them on this project.
Back in college, I would spend hours at the library spinning through microfiche reels of the New York Times and LIFE magazine from the ’20s and ’30s. (instead of studying something related to a class I was actually enrolled in.)
You gotta love this internet thing, though. I gathered research online in 5 days that would have required 12 months and lots of travel just 15 years ago.
Regular ranting, linking and musing will now resume. Same over at Chris Matthews’ Leg. Oh, and I’ll be launching a Paul Harvey’s America site very soon, too. There I’ll post wonderful PH quotes I’ve discovered that relate to current events and news.
How very grateful I am that you stop by from time to time to see what my fevered brain is finding interesting. I’ll try to make it worth your while.