Quote Originally Posted by rgraham666 View Post
I'm another one for all of the above. Any can keep me going.

As far as detail goes, it's something that should just be there. If you wrote in a contemporary all the little niggling details of day-to-day life you'd bury your story under it. It's the same for a historical.

Mention what you need to to set the tone or to show what what is different then from now. But no more. It's really just background.