I am sitting in the room where a small part of a famous Civil War diary wrote by a woman, Mary Boykin Chesnut, was written. The very same window, listening to mockingbirds and mourning doves as she may have, in the midst of the United States Civil War (If you are wondering, none of the furniture or pictures are from her or her family.)
But, instead of taking a pen dipped in ink to paper I tap on a laptop keyboard.
Mary Chesnut, the wife of a United States Senator before South Carolina seceded from the Union, started her diary in February of 1861, as the events leading to the start of that war were happening. And I...well, I will never compare my blog to her diary. (I hope!)
To write in the footsteps of history is a privilege.
Have you ever done anything special to get writing inspiration?