Sorry I haven’t been around, but I’ve been busy working on my novel. As the night draws in and the mornings seem darker once again, I find I’m able to stay focused, so I don’t want to waste my valuable writing time.
I’ve set myself a deadline in which I want to complete my novel.
Yesterday, while working on a new chapter I had to stop and do some research. This took up time. Yes, I guess I could just make it up, or slip in a few question marks and come back to it at a later date. I can’t do that, I have to know. I’m too young to really know what life was like living in the 1960’s, but I do know it was an interesting time to be young.
It was a time of great changes, and for the first time the youngsters had their own money to spend on their own fashion styles, pop music and even art.
The main stumbling block I had yesterday was finding out about policing in the 1960’s. It was suggested to me I could just make things up because most readers wouldn’t know if it was correct or not. I know as a reader myself I don’t check things out, because I’m too interested in the plot, but somehow I can’t deceive my own readers. I want to know what I’m writing is correct even though I’m writing a work of fiction.
I’ve also had a couple of new ideas that I can weave into my story, which is great, though I must make sure I don’t get side-tracked.
Have a great weekend,
Paula R C