I've gathered all my Civil War research together and set up a table. I’m surprised how much I accumulated when I began doing research in 2007 for The Sapphire Brooch, Book 2 in the Celtic Brooch Time Travel Trilogy. After six years, I don’t remember any of it. At least I don’t have to completely reinvent the wheel!
The opening lines have been playing on a continuous loop in my brain since early this morning, but I’m not ready to write them yet. I need to know where I’m going after the first page. That's where the storyboard comes in. I can feel the excitement building. If Michael Abraham “Braham” McCabe wasn’t at death’s door, he might be jumping up and down. He’s waited a long time for his story and to find someone to love!
Braham is long and lean with blonde hair and green eyes with gold specks. He's a lawyer, cares about people (especially women, yep he's a womanizer), and has a wonderful sense of humor. At least, he did before the war jaded him a bit. He's a Major in the Union Cavalry on special assignment. Life has always been pretty easy for Braham - picture a young Robert Redford - until he goes on a mission that places him behind enemy lines and almost costs him his life.
Back to work now . . .
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