I’m at an impasse and until I figure this out, I can’t move forward. I’m about to yank my hair out at the roots from obsessing over it.
Here’s the gist – I’m writing a novel that takes place during World War II. Two best friends are about to go off to war but I absolutely cannot decide what unit I’m putting them in. It is imperative, though, that they see some form of action as early as possible for the story to progress properly. See my notes below for those I’m considering or not:
So the question is, where do I send two farm boys from southern Indiana that, up until that moment, had lived a pretty quiet, idyllic (albeit poor) life? Their division/unit isn’t the focal point, of course, because the novel is actually more of an affair of the heart as well as a growing up/coming of age story for my heroine but still, I have to know where I’m sending the boys because I need to research troop movement. I need to be historically accurate.
I can’t make a decision!!!! *sobs*