The deadline is set for getting my manuscript in for editing and now things are getting real. In order to get my book published in time to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the fires, I need to hand it in for editing right after Labor Day. Things have fallen into place fairly well, but I still have that little voice at the back of my head that there’s something I’ve missed.
I’ve visited the state and county historical associations, spent an inordinate amount of time staring at microfilm copies of the Loomis newspaper, plus two published in nearby communities. I’m coming up dry so I am assuming that there isn’t any major things left to find and I should continue on with whatever I have. I’ll be heading back home for Labor Day, so I’m going to make one last research push a couple days earlier. I’m doubtful I’ll find anything new – but I’ll happily spend Labor Day in front of my keyboard if I do.