A few years ago at this time, I was at home recovering from an accident. When I was a bit more active, I got some writing done. I wrote a good number of articles for coin publications. When I look back, I realize that these were some of my favorite articles.
I had outlined an article on a part of topical collecting, maps on coins. There have been a few, most recently the Euro coins, featuring a map of Europe. I needed a guidebook, not necessarily one with up-to-date prices, but a book with photos of coins. While searching on Amazon, I found the trusty Krause Standard Catalog of World Coins. The new year edition was out, but all I needed for my article was in the older edition, so I ordered that one.
When the book arrived, I spent an evening studying it, the many photos. I spruced up my outline and went to work. The story was finished the next day, and e-mailed to the editor.
I spent some months at home, but got some work done too. All for the love of coins. And writing.