Tuesday, September 8, 2009
My View of the City
It is week two of my stay here in SF and I am again at the library doing research. Not only am I looking up information on San Francisco during the Gold Rush, but also San Francisco of 1966 and the Vietnam War as that is when/where my backstory takes place.
So, I am looking at a book called, "The Haight-Ashbury, A History" and "What's Going On? California and the Vietnam Era" to get a feel for what the 60's were like. I know, I know, I grew up in the 60's but give me a break, I was a child.
My only memories of the 60's were that there were a lot of strangely dressed, angry people shouting for peace, and of Vietnam I remember the nightly body count on the news and worrying that my brother Ken was going to get drafted.
The ideas for the book continue to grow and I think my greatest problem is keeping myself from getting overwhelmed by it all. I wonder if JK Rawling went through this with the Harry Potter series?
Back to work.