Saturday, December 01, 2012
Doing Your Homework
So I set about gathering reference books and more Westerns and I've been reading my way through those. The photo doesn't even begin to show a quarter of the stuff. There's a ton of newer Westerns on my Kindle by folks like Wayne Dundee, James Reasoner, and of course, Peter Brandvold/Frank Leslie. In fact I picked up all of the Yakima Henry books yesterday at a used bookstore.
Also, I learned a ton of stuff while I was in Santa Fe in October which showed me how much I'd gotten wrong in terms of the landscape in that area. I asked a lot of questions, made a lot of notes, and bought a lot of books while I was there and I visited all the historical places I wanted to use in my story.
So I'll be back to the West but right now I'm doing my homework.