My heroine started out as any American girl, but as I kept writing she decided she wanted to bring forth her Cherokee heritage. Which is totally fine with me. In researching for her, I can learn more about my own heritage. The problem is to write about it and do it respectfully. I want to honor the traditions. So, do I write about them or not. Well, I have decided not to use the traditions I wanted to but maybe refer to them in passing. This way, it is mentioned and I don't offend anyone by screwing anything up.
The other problem is bringing in two totally different religions and making them work without causing a major conflict. My heroine is of Cherokee blood but I need to bring in a moment of witch craft for my time travel to work. So, how do I do this and do it appropriately.
I understand that writing fiction gives me a certain amount of playing room to write what I want, but that still doesn't mean I can just DO what I want.
So, wish me luck as I sit back and diligently work and trying to get past this stand still. I have been writing like crazy and I hate to have to slow down now.
Will keep you posted! Until next time---