I have been immersed in researching The Oregon Trail and life on the prairie in the U.S. in the mid 1800s for my next book, Pioneer Passage, coming out in December. I have been working hard, creating stories based on diaries of women traveling westward, patiently honing my tale, embroidering it with details, lost in the arduous lives I have been studying.
Then I went on vacation. I raised my head from the grindstone and took a fresh look at my surroundings and the concepts I had been exploring.
Not only am I cherishing every moment with my precious family, but I am relaxing! The whole experience is helping me look at my life, and the lives I am researching, with fresh eyes. I see new possibilities, and when I look with my granddaughters’ eyes everything I see is fun. Magic weaves in and out of my day, pooling in the love that surrounds my family.
© Jane F. Collen August 16, 2019 IndexCardCure.com™