It seems like I've written myself into somewhat of a hole. When I began writing Summer Spell I decided to set it during the early 90s because I wanted the town which my characters live in to be sort of old fashioned. And I felt like if the story took place today it just wouldn't be as believable.
Now, although I still love the story, I'm hearing that the 90s is a horrible time period to set your novel because it might just end up feeling dated.
Before anybody asks, no I was not a teen during the 90s. But it was my childhood. From what I hear, setting your story doing the 90s or the 80s to avoid technology is a bad Idea, and like the lack of cell phones and computers might be a major issue.
The 90s is also considered a historical time period, but since my novel isn't tied to an event that actually happened, would it still be considered historical?
To you writing experts out there, what would you do? Should I scrap it or keep on chugging?
I know there are a number of books out today that are set during the 80s and 90s, The Perks of Being a Wallflower being one of them, and Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal being another.