Seriously though, I've been working on a "historical account" that has taken me much longer than originally planned.
I started it early last week, expecting it to take me a couple of nights' work, like most of my essays. But I quickly discovered that it was going to be much longer and more in depth that I had thought, and now it has expanded into what is essentially a short novella. (A novella is officially describe as being between 17,500 words and 40,000 words. The first draft of my current project is about 20,000 words. "Novella" typically describes fiction; my current project is non-fiction, of course.)
So anyway, it's long and detailed, which means I am going to make it into a sort of "mini-series." It'll definitely be the longest single account that I've ever posted on my blog, but I hope by breaking it up it'll make it easier to read and more likely that people will actually read it.
In order to build the suspense and excitement for all my thousands of readers (ha), I'm going to refrain from saying what it is about, other than to mention that it has nothing to do with religion or theology, and it centers on a major historical event of the 19th century, and includes all sorts of action and adventure and blood and guts and death. And no, it has nothing to do with the Civil War.
Hope you enjoy!