I write historical fiction set in some instances during the years of the Napoleonic Wars. This is a period of history with many followers who have an obsessive almost encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject. This can create dilemmas for the fiction writer. My writing is a struggle to create an enjoyable story with a sufficiently correct historical background. I do enjoy educating the reader a little but also looking for gaps in history to create a story.The struggle to find that balance is an eternal battle that is ongoing.