To refresh your memory, the setting for this new WIP (work in process) is based on a real-life mining town turned ghost town turned tourist town. I fell in love with Jerome, Arizona years ago. In order to have more flexibility with the lay of the land and the history, I've renamed it Joshua. All the people in Joshua are purely from my imagination. This Romantic Suspense Series should keep
|Hanging on the side of Spirit Mt.|
Chapter Eight is in the hands of my critique partners. I hope to finish Chapter Nine today. FDW and I took a drive to Jerome, which is where the setting for my Joshua, Arizona Series is modeled after. Now that I’m this far into the book, I found myself seeing the town as if it really was Joshua. The street names were no longer what the street sign designated them. At one point, I told
A section of town call The Ravine plays a big part in my book. As
in real life (the Gulch), the inhabitants of that area do not welcome
visitors. This section was where the first hippies mainly settled in the 60s
and many of them still live there. We drove a few yards into the area so I
could snap some photos. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a good feel for it. My
fictionalized edition is much more vivid to me.
|Looking down into The Ravine.|
Next month, I’ll share more photos. Now, I’ve got to get deep into my writing cave.
Time to get this story out of my head and onto the page.
|Stairs take you up or down to the next street.|