Wetsday: You’re My Inspiration

Richard Armitage, Wetsday Edition

Ok, my muse is officially nuts. She is a manic-depressive, ADHD, schizophrenic b!tch. Maybe that’s why she and I get along so well.
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.

Richard Armitage in North and South

As I describe him in the story, I see a cross between Richard Armitage (North and South, Robin Hood) and vintage Sean Connery.

Vintage Connery


Old Skool Wet Connery

But it turns out he is no better than a Wickham

Wickham, You Cad!

or even a Daniel Cleaver!

The Dastardly Mr. Cleaver


Wet Hugh Grant

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???

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6 Responses

  1. Sounds intriguing. Can’t wait to get details- as you know, I’d never poach from ya!

    • I know you and the rest of the Sizzlers wouldn’t — but I have learned about hanging my business out on the internet. Will keep the title just amongst friends til I an ready to go public with it.

  2. Ooo! Now you’ve got me all curious! Can’t wait for the next GCCRWA meeting to get details you’re able to share!

    Love the wet stuff this week! And the coat and breeches! And the contemplative! And the horseback! I’m just giddy with everything!

    Lovely post, Ro’mama!

  3. Good luck with your story-sounds like a winner. Such lovely pics. RitaVF

  4. Sounds like a good story, Ro’mama! Get on that keyboard and WRITE it!

    P.S. The pictures were…loverly, truly loverly.

    • Am writing it like a mad writing thing. I don’t know, but I feel pretty good about it. Cassie, my heroine, talks to me constantly. I can’t shut her up! Poor James wants so badly to be a hero, but his essentially caddishness cannot be restrained. And I just luuuurrrve my hero — he’s Mr. Darcy in a really good disguise.

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