I love historical fiction when it is well written and historically accurate. To my mind it must be historically accurate, otherwise shouldn’t you have to call it “fictional history”?
Writing historical fiction, I am finding is a slow process. Especially in these early stages. Everything has to be accurate. Even though I had done a lot of research before I started, I am realizing that I don’t know it cold. (Somehow I am getting the feeling that my characters know the history better than I do.) As a result, I am having to fact check and validate.
The thought had occurred to me to skip the fact checking until the edit process. But I quickly threw that out the window when I realized that one fact meant that I had to adjust the age of my main character. That would have resulted in chaos in the edit phase.
So it doesn’t look like I will be posting any huge word counts… yet.
Word Count for November 3, is:
1,800 words. Three-day total 4,800.
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer