Hey, y’all. Wow! Another week gone, September is right around the corner, and soon summer will be a memory.
I had a hard time deciding what photo to share this week. Since the digital age, I have thousands in my archives. (I took over 900 during our Alaskan cruise several years ago.) But after looking through several, I chose this one.
You might wonder what’s so special about it. It’s no secret the small town of Driscoll Lake is loosely based on the place where I grew up (and still live). My home town was once a small farming community complete with three canning factories.
During the growing season, whistles would blow to notify workers new produce had arrived and they needed to report for work. You could hear the sound from several miles away. The chief crop was blackberries, although many farmers also grew peas, watermelons, and sweet potatoes.
At one time, the Missouri Pacific Railroad ran through town, but the trains have been gone from here a long time.
This building is what remains of one of the canning factories. It sat vacant for probably three decades before the city decided to refurbish it. It’s now used for various events, including the high school prom and a weekly farmer’s market.
One of the other canneries has been restored to include restaurants and shops. Sadly, the third one was torn down for a more modern building. When I took this photo, I was standing where the train tracks once ran.
Sound familiar? If not, check out my book Unknown Reasons and learn of my character Brian’s plans for an old abandoned factory in Driscoll Lake. And for those of you who read Wednesday’s post about my playlist for the book, the song I referenced was Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game.”
And now for this week’s links:
On This Blog/Posts About My Writing:
- Mystery Monday ~ La Llorana
- Unknown Reasons Book Review
- Share A Review Day – The Write Stuff
- WIP Wednesday ~ Unknown Reasons Playlist
- Thursday Thoughts ~ Best Laid Plans
On Story Empire:
- Confessions and Questions – C. S. Boyack
- A Different Take on Manuscript Analysis – Staci Troilo
- The Long and Short of It – C. S. Boyack
From Other Writing Sites:
- Character First – Writers in The Storm
- Edit Your Writing, Don’t Edit Your Life – A Writer’s Path
- 5 Common Writing & Publishing Mistakes of First Time Authors – A Writer’s Path
- The Writing Hierachy of Needs – Writers in The Storm
- Writing Tips From Famous Authors – Kobo Writing Life
- Writing Through Your Fear – A Writer’s Path
- Circle Your Writing With Bookends – Fiction University
- 50 Stellar Examples of Author Facebook Cover Photo Designs – Book Bub
- The Power of The Writing Tribe – Writers in The Storm
- How I Stay Grounded ~ 7 Realities of Traditional Publishing – Fiction University
- How to Get Book Reviews and Generate Buzz as an Indie Author – Kobo Writing Life
- So You Have to Write a Blurb – A Writer’s Path
- 4 Ways to a Powerful Denouement – Writers Helping Writers