Sunday, April 29, 2007
I'm not sure about something so I thought I would post it here and see if anyone has any ideas. In my limited experience, historical fiction (hf) is written with a slower pace, more detail...it's just deeper, for lack of a better word. Historical romance (hr), I'm finding, is light and fast. Or is it? The new wip I'm writing seems to run ahead of me at breakneck speed. It could be because I prefer hf, or maybe I'm just not used to the routine of hr. I have placed a few chapters up for crit and while I think the pace is fast and furious, the responses I have received is the pace is right where it needs to be. So, should I just go with it and see where I end up, or should I force it to comply to a watered down version of hf? I hope I will be able to write in both genres. You wouldn't think there would be that much difference between the two. Oh my, yes, there is.