A quickie synopsis today --- to keep faith with this weekly thingy. First of all, the bad news; the Uncle Ralph Letters project is still in the lurch. However, I expect to resume work on that project early Monday morning. I almost said bright and early, but early nowadays for me is about 5 am and it is definitely not bright at that time of morning. The plan is to work 2 to 3 hours each day before I head to the Y. Even if I only get 1 hour in that is more than I have done the past month. Yikes.
Had a great workshop last Tuesday nite. I was jazzed about the Ranch years project. Today and tomorrow I am reworking the first piece. It was an ok first draft, but not enough backstory, dialogue needs more set up around it, and general rewrite -- ughh, I would say I hate rewrites (which I do) but I would rather get this story right than be a whiner and a sniveler.
I am plugging along with reading and researching information about the Chartist, and also the Temperance movement. As a major flax production area, Dundee's flax workers were very active in the Chartist and social movements of that era. And for tomorrow's Amanuensis Monday I will be transcribing a letter written to J.P. McPherson, which shows his involvement in political activities in the Dundee area.
Regarding my Roots'n'Leaves blog, I managed to enter four posts for the week, including last week's Sunday Synopsis. For the time being, I am trying to enter a transcription of some sort every Monday, a more thought provoking post for Thursday Thoughts, a Surname Saturday piece that highlights a family name of some importance in the Springdale, Wisconsin, of J.P. McPherson's time, and then, of course, my Sunday Synopsis.
That's the way she rolls.