For those who think historical romance writers don’t do enough research, I think I can disprove that theory.
Mired in rewrites, I am spending waaaay too much time on research of nebulous little niggles that no one else will notice in the long run, but that are going to drive me bonkers. I find myself hung up on the weirdest details.
Does the moon rise at the same time each night? (I don’t think so.)
What about the timing of the tides and the rise and fall of the moon? (Help?)
And a bunch of other questions that I am obsessing over. Some are questions I don’t even know how to research. I want to be concentrating on the emotional nuances, the lovely spectacle of a man and woman falling in love, exciting scenes of smugglers, excitement, danger… and instead I’m reading tide charts and moon phase calendars. (Writer falls to knees weeping.)
Help! I need a book entitled ‘Science for Dummy Historical Romance Writers Who Didn’t Pay Enough Attention to Science Because, Why Would a Writer need Science?’
I truly wish I’d paid more attention in science class.