Here's a little update on my book project: nothing written yet except an outline, but I have been reading a bunch of stuff as research. It turns out that I haven't been able to find a whole lot at the local library, but I do have a copy of some good history books. Also, we have arranged for a part of our homeschool group to go to Cave of the Winds this Friday. (WB knows why I'm interested in that particular location...) My research has only served to solidify my vision for this particular book, and for a sequel. I'd actually like to write the sequel first, but it wouldn't make sense without the first book.
Should I put some copyright or trademarks in place before I get too far into this? (I'm not going to repeat the idea here.) And how to go about getting published? At least I have Mr. Beale and Mr. Bethke to consult when I'm ready.
The hardest part is going to be finding time to write. If I go upstairs to do research by myself in the evening, Mrs. Astro doesn't wait long until she's calling me to come downstairs to help her, or spend time with the kids, change diapers, or whatever. I can't stay up too late, because I need my sleep. Next step is to get my first couple of chapters written to see if I really want to do this.