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Perils of a historical novelist, part two

May 7, 2008

I had an interesting Bank Holiday weekend 🙂 Spent Saturday being a Saxon and discovered that I honestly have lost any interest I had in the period. However, wandering around the multi-period show, we found an outfit called NFOE (New France and Old England). They reenact mid 18th Century America, when it was still a battle ground between French, English and Native American forces. Given Josh and Giniw, this struck me as wonderful. And it was even more wonderful to find out that they belonged to an umbrella organization called ‘Lace Wars‘ So I contacted them and will be going to my first 18th Century show on the 17th of May, at Wimpole Hall just down the road from where I live 🙂 Result!

We all spent Sunday with heat stroke from being outside on a field all day long on Saturday without drinking enough. Then on Monday we saw Iron Man, which is excellent! I want a suit like that! And if anyone fancies writing Stark/Jarvis slash through the medium of the suit, put me on the list of readers now 🙂

False Colors has hit a snag. Alfie threw a strop, and now Fitzroy’s wife wants to talk to him about his relationship with her husband. Plot wise this is all very necessary in order for him to find out that John saved his life, but suddenly my confident ‘oh yes, I’ll have it done by the end of the week’ is looking dodgy.

However, I did achieve something this week 🙂 I did a follow on to my blog about research. Once you’ve got it, what do you do with it? How much is too much? And what do you do when research indicates that history was just plain nasty? You can find that over here at the Macaronis.

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