Oh yeah, now I remember why I didnt want to write this story. Its not the plot or the characters, both of which I find fascinating, its the time. I think I’m writing about Europe in the 1500s but I’m that good with the geography but better with the history.
I have to figure out where I want this to take place, somewhere near what was then Saxony, mostly because I have some German characters. I know transportation was mostly horseback then, and walking for the extremely poor. The area is mostly forest with large palaces and smaller villages surrounding it. The good guys kinda live like Robin Hood, in the forest. The bad guys too but the big, bad guys live in palaces.
How far can people legitimately get on horseback in day? Where are the waterways and other obstacles that would obstruct their course. I can make some of this stuff up and let the reader know I’m doing that, but in the end accuracy (to a point) is quite important to me and I dont want it to be a bunch of made up stuff that turns out rather senseless.
This is going to take a lot of research and a lot of time. And now I have to decide if the story I want to tell, which is kinda awesome, is worth the extra time.