I’ve often been asked why I chose to break from the historical romance sub-genre for my fifth novel, The Parking Space.
Honestly, the reason is I just wanted a break. Historical romance novels take a lot of time and research and having just come off writing four of them—one of which was extremely difficult . . . cough, When the Black Roses Grow, cough . . . set during the Salem Witch Trials—I just needed a break. I needed easy.
For the most part, this book was a breeze to write. Yes, I still have to do research when it came to veterinary medicine and accurately describing the islands of Bora Bora. However, it wasn’t near what I had to do for the other novels and was a nice break.
I have to say that while I still prefer the historical sub genre of romance, writing a contemporary or chick lit every now and then would probably be fun for me. I have a few ideas for other stories in mind. Unfortunately, for them, they always seem to get pushed down the list. Perhaps after another number of historicals, I’ll find that I need easy once again and they will get their chance in the sun. I guess we shall see.
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