I have decided to set my novel in the 60s, but the research, fact checking and some other things are so complicated I sometimes find myself thinking if I should just have it take place in our time to make the writing easier and be able to have more details on things. It's an espionage thriller, I'm loving writing it, but I find myself wondering "did this exist back then? what was this place like that year? did this street the scene takes place exist back then?" I am, many times forced to focus less on detail because of the setting. What do you think about that? Should I rewrite it to modern day or continue? Anyone with similar experiences?