In the Interim…
The writing on Loyalty Betrayed is complete, but the book is far from ready for queries, so I’m taking my own advice and letting it sit on the shelf for a little while before I pick it up for rewrites and editing.
In the Interim, however, my mind keeps spinning. I’ve decided to take this time to try something slightly different.
I’m writing a compilation of “historical” essays. They’re being written in pairs, with one “author” on each side of the issue. Now with this, I’m going to have to create source material that supports both of these points. I want to write these “primary sources” so that others could eventually take them and write “essays” of various kinds.
The problem comes in this form: I want to write most of the source material to be neutral, so that it could be used on either side of any argument. But until I write the essays, I don’t know what source materials I need. Some of these sources will be newspaper articles or personal correspondence between two people, but others will be official documents and rolls.
At least the more objective sources will give a basis for others to be create (an enlistment roll for one year, for example, gives rise to the same roll for other years.)
I’m not quite sure what I want to do with these essays once they’re complete, but hopefully I figure that out before I get too many of them posted.