Several of you who follow this blog are writers. I could really use your advice here! Thanks.
I’m in a pickle and I need your help.
I have two all-consuming passions right now and I’m trying to figure out what to do with them. It involves the writing of two books.
Since April I have been immersed in research for a book I want to write about Elizabeth Alcott, the one sister of that illustrious family who has never truly been fleshed out. I just spent one of the most meaningful summers in years, head buried in old books, Alcott letters and journals from the Houghton Library at Harvard, and biographies of the family. I’ve spent countless hours in
the car during my long commute to work talking out my theories, struggling to assemble the puzzle and having no luck. Then one day, a line for a preface to the book came into my head out of nowhere and I scribbled the beginnings of the…
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