Old habits are hard to break. With every book and series I write, I start a separate blog to track my progress, write about my research, and build interest during the journey. The Seaside Affair is no different. Please visit it at The Seaside Affair on WordPress.
I had thought about taking a break from historical romance but recently found myself drawn back regardless of my cozy mystery that I started writing a few months ago. Often new genres are a challenge to write, and when the muse arrives to take you for a walk on the beach, you don’t complain. Perhaps I need to take a trip to the Oregon coast to work on this book, although this one is set on the southern coast of England in a fictional town named Aycliffe.
After starting this book, it’s going to include multiple characters and side plots to draw you into the mystery of the affair. It won’t follow the usual historical romance tropes that I get so yawningly tired of reading or seeing on the market. Those who have read my books know I’m a rebel at heart.
I hope to have it finished by the end of the year and released sometime in late Spring 2020. Since I anticipate this being around 80,000 to 90,000 words in length, that may be a bit ambitious, but we’ll see how much I can get done.
Stick around as I post about the research. This story is set in 1840, a bit earlier than the Victorian eras I usually write in. Queen Victoria has just come to the throne in June of 1837.