I think I’ve started WAY too many posts about my book with OMG, but OMG!, I still can’t believe the history of the 1870’s. TWO of my characters really needed to be fleshed out with motivation/drive so I thought where my book is historical fiction, I can just ‘add-in’ the Suffrage movement started then as a little ‘suspension of disbelief’. Little did I realize that by the 1870’s it was already a serious drive by women for equality. #learninghistoryisfun
It’s amazing sometimes how in the midst of frustration, you find amazing inspiration. Doing a bunch of chores Friday, I finally came to the realization of how I wish to end my book. Wasn’t thinking about the end of the book, just thinking how things were progressing and then eureka it was there!
It took the better part of 2 1/2 weeks to organize a time-line so that all my characters arrive properly at the same time/place/space.
Who said writing was easy? LOL
Hope you like it! Feel free to make comments, I have a couple of planned changes just in this alone. 🙂
Happiness is when you’re doing research for a historical fiction novel and you find out your biggest worry about accuracy is solved by inventions created at the same time your novel takes place. #GreatCitiesonFire
Coming to the conclusion of my manuscript, I’m definitely of the mind if I had the chance to go back in time, I’d choose the years 1868 – 1872 for the events after the Civil War as much as the two greatest fires in American History, the Chicago Fire and the Great Boston Fire. 🙂
What about you? What time(s) would you go back to? (Historically, not personally).
Have subtly referred to a character thoughout the story. Need to name him.
Austrian Descent; Mid to late 20s, The year is 1872.
Ekhard – Sacred
Garon – Guardian
Ingel – Angel
Ubel – Evil
Wray – Worthy
Zelig – Blessed
144 years ago, one of the most destructive fires in American history occurred right here in Boston. The sad part is, almost no one knows about it. My question is, what if the fire was set?
How to avoid seeing who’s winning the election.
Two shots of Tequila, one beer, and frozen Chicken Pot Pie in the oven.
Time to keep working on my book!
Writing about the 1870’s I’m amazed at how much I’ve learned over the time span I’ve been working on in this book. Things like: Literally the same year I’m writing about is when Police Artist Sketching came about (I wanted to verify that they might have had it for one of my chapters, and lo and behold, it started that very same year), types of Fire Alarms which came out that same year, and so much more I’d probably give the book away.
The book has become a lesson in history as well as a fictional account OF the history. Very glad to be back at this.