One Contemporary in a Sea of Historicals #sweetandspicyromance #romance #contemporary #BoraBora

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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4 Comments on “One Contemporary in a Sea of Historicals #sweetandspicyromance #romance #contemporary #BoraBora

  1. Those are some of the best reasons for being Indie. We can write what we want when we want and not be constrained to contracts and deadlines. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  2. This is exactly why I needed my first novel to be contemporary. I didn’t know what the heck I was doing, so I had to begin with what I already knew . . . how to live in the present day with a crazy in-law. LOL My WIP takes place in the first half of the 20th century, and I’m having a lot of difficulty writing it. I wouldn’t even know where to begin to write further back in history. Kudos to you.

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