But I'm enjoying it at the same time. We librarians love ferreting out obscure, stubborn facts, and I'll track down everything I want eventually. This one's going to involve a lot more research than the last one, since the last one was set almost exclusively on board ship, whereas this one will involve a lot more going onto land and interacting with people there.
* Well, okay, I know exactly why I set it in 1721. Piracy declined rapidly after c. 1720, so it couldn't be much later than that, and I wanted it to be set some years after a major war that involved naval warfare in the Caribbean, and in the lifetime of Edmond Halley.
** Admittedly this is Modern History Oxford style, that starts 285 A.D and goes all the way to 1967, so no-one can possibly cover it all in three years.