But this past week, she has been making me crazy. I was chugging along on the historical/paranormal — not making wordcount history, but getting it done. Then, suddenly, out of the blue, Miss Muse decides I need to write a chick-lit contemporary. And she won’t talk to me about the historical til I do.
Now, kids, I don’t read chick-lit. I am faithful to my boys in boots and breeches. The last contemporaries I read and enjoyed were the Bridget Jones books. But Miss Muse is insistent, and I have to do what I am told.
So for Wetsday this week, I thought I would tell you a little about the new WIP. See what y’all think.
I don’t wanna tell the title, cause I am pretty proud of it, and I am gonna keep it under wraps til I start submitting. (SFCatty, I learned this from you when your character name was poached!) But basically, the story is a southern-fried Bridget Jones’ Diary. The main character wants to be a romance-novel heroine, but finding a hero isn’t that easy.
She meets a guy who seems to be perfect. As I describe him in the story, I see a cross between Richard Armitage (North and South, Robin Hood) and vintage Sean Connery.
But it turns out he is no better than a Wickham
or even a Daniel Cleaver!
Eventually, our girl learns to recognize her Mr. Darcy where she least expects him to be.
She ends up happy ever after with the guy who has loved her all along — who happens to have an amazing resemblance to Eddie Redmayne (Pillars of the Earth,
The Other Boleyn Girl)
So, these are the guys who have been inhabiting my fantasy life here lately. Whatcha think???