I’m in beautiful, charming Beaufort (NC, not SC, which I understand has equal charm), the partial setting for my work-in-progress. I’m here for three days and I wish it could be three weeks. I’m splitting my time between writing and familiarizing myself with the area (and, of course, the restaurants. . . ) . Ideas are coming to me so quickly I can’t get them written down fast enough. Many of the shops are closed for the winter, of course, but the fudge shop is open and I picked up a big hunk of chocolate peanut butter fudge to take home to John. Only problem is, it seems to be shrinking before my very eyes, so I guess I’ll have to get another hunk for him before leaving in a couple of days. Tonight I’m meeting my nephew and his wife for dinner–haven’t seen them in years! But the most amazing part of the trip is exploring the town, picturing my characters wandering around, imagining where the Big Bad Thing takes place, and getting a feel for the area which is impossible to absorb from a website or a book.
I’d better get back to work, but didn’t want you to think I forgot about you.
PS: Friday (February 18th) I’ll be blogging on The Lipstick Chronicles, so please stop over there for my Love Letter to the Jersey Shore!