I’m nearly 20,000 words into a new project, and it occurs to me that I may not have mentioned it. The working title up until today was ‘New Project’; not very descriptive, but it was an effective place holder until Walter offered up something more appropriate. Something like ‘Still Gracie Mac.’
It’s a (an?) historical fiction with a romance angle and a strong Christian theme. Grace accidentally steps through a time rift and goes from 2009 to 1789. On the plus side, she’s a historical novel author who is very into living history. (No, I didn’t base her on me. At least not any more than my other heroines!) On the minus side, she realizes quickly that knowing about a time period and living in it are very different things.
This project was inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s ‘Outlander’ series, which are some of my very favorite books. The research to write this has been very interesting but very time intensive. I have begun to realize why the ‘Outlander’ books take so long to write. Well, that, and the fact that they’re all, like, 900 pages long! “Still Gracie Mac” will not be that long!