Sunday, December 28, 2008

Hunting and Pecking...

And so the pursuit continues...

So far, two bed & breakfasts in Provincetown have said yes, they are haunted. I have also been tipped off about two other known haunted inns in town. Unfortunately, one of these has proved difficult to contact. It is closed for the next few months and the email I sent came back undeliverable. I can't wait for them to reopen, so it might take some work to track down the owner. Another location invited me to check out their ghosts, but that will have to wait. I'll discuss that with the owner this week.

Otherwise, I'm awaiting response from two dozen places I have contacted. It's the final push before sinking into my writing coma. Key West hasn't yielded a single hit, but I'm not giving up without a fight. There could also be another gay haunting from Colorado if I can get the full story. One location in California hasn't responded, so that chapter might end up getting dropped if I can't get any verification.

I have a stack of new reading material thanks to Santa... some for research, some for pleasure. I must take the time to tackle some reading this coming week. Otherwise, the year is slowly drawing to a close. It's becoming as quiet as the bare trees swaying in the coldness of December. Piles of notes are stacked on my printer, waiting to become new chapters. I have two days to get organized again and have a clean desk to begin my typing. I would love to reposition my desk facing the window, but I have to check the length of the cords before even considering that.

I'll take the time to write up a few more posts this week before New Years. After that (and recovering from the celebration) we shall see how quickly my work progresses. I am optimistic that I can tackle my chapters at record speed, but I'd hate to jinx myself. But now it's time for me to pack up the Christmas tree and do a little rearranging...

1 comment:

artsyguy said...

Yr powers of description are always so complete, I feel myself in yr room with you, handsome. As challenging as it may be, I think a window view would be magnificent for you & yr completing the book--I know I love my drawing board the way it is now with its panoramic view--total creative nirvana!
Good luck with tracking down those other queer ghosties--this is where yr legendary patience will pay off =P