It’s been a busy past couple of days, and today I spent all day in a critique group. I do want to get back to the competition, but since it’s already 11pm, I better not tonight. 😀
So I thought tonight, I’d post on something that I’ve been thinking of for the past couple of days. I’ve written historical westerns, contemporaries, a time travel romance, and am now thinking of trying a Regency romance. I already have an idea for one. It’d be about this Earl who’s forced to marry a woman he believes tricked him into marriage because she was interested in his money. So he doesn’t like her and makes it no secret. She, however, did not even plan to marry him but was in the wrong place at the wrong time. So she’s forced into this marriage, too, and since she’s not excited to be with him either, she disguises herself as a stable boy in hopes of running away. He finds her, of course, but I don’t know if he’ll know who she is or not. The details will have to be smoothed out in the writing of the book.
Yeah, I know. I really like the woman disguised as a man plot. My favorite Shakespeare play is The Merchant of Venice where the wives dress up as men to save their husbands. So is it really any surprise I use this in some of my books? However, if the hero in this book knew ahead of time the true identity of the heroine, it would put a new spin on things since I haven’t done that before.
At any rate, the plot has possibilities, and I think I also have a suitable title. I was going to do Marriage in Haste or The Earl’s Hasty Marriage, but my husband thought the words “haste” and “hasty” were funny for some reason. So now I’m thinking The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife. Any thoughts?