Hi Cheryl and all,
I’ve spent more time researching than writing this week. I asked to be a part of the anthology that Hearts Through History is putting together.
I decided to have the masked ball, it has to be incorporated somewhere in the story, on New Year’s Eve 1898. I was going to do 1899 but it fell on a Sunday and I wasn’t sure how that would work. I have looked at things until I’m lost. I might have to slide into the Edwardian Era, but I’m wanting it to be in the United States as opposed to England.
I started with writing a rough synopsis, I’ve got characters and things, I’m down to finding pictures of where the ball would be held, and decorations. The really hard part may be keeping it to 7500 words. <G>
So I have 1290 words for the week and 12 hours of research.