For the past eight months, my head has been deep inside the book, writing, editing, researching and writing. My average writing day is 11 hours. This is an incredible journey. I just finished another chapter and I am about to embark on phase two of the book.
When I started writing the manuscript, I thought I would dive right into my mother's journal. Then, the writing took a turn of events and leaped to her life four years prior to Landjahr and WWII. I had the incredible opportunity to spend one month is Austria and Poland researching my book.
I met with the current owners of the home where my mother lived in where she wrote the book. In addition, I interviewed many of my mother's friends and my family members. This gave me a greater insight into telling her story, based upon actual facts from eyewitnesses accounts.
Here starts phase two of the book! Wish me luck!
Thank you for reading.