Yeah, I decided to go with the title The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife. I tend to gravitate to books with “inconvenient” and “wife” in the title, so I figured, “What they hey? Might as well pick something I’d want if I was looking for a book. I already know the hero of this book has a friend who has a limp. I’ve always wanted to do a hero who has a limp, and I’m thinking this will make the hero of book 2 in the series very unappealing to the women of his day. How he ends up getting married will be something I’ll have to figure out as I work through this book. I’m not sure what I’ll call this series yet. So far, it’s the Regency books series. LOL I’ll try to come up with something better as I get closer to finishing this book.
For anyone interested in how my mind works, I honestly don’t set out to do certain characters or even certain plots. These things pop up unexpected. Take the limping hero for book 2. I just “knew” the hero of book 2 would be good friends with the hero in book 1 and have some type of imperfection that makes him unappealing to women. Then I thought, “Ah, I can use the limping hero here.” And there you have it. Given the right situation at the right time, things fall into place when I least expect it.
I am pushing some other books down the list to get to this one, mostly because these particular characters are bugging me to write them. I know. I don’t even have their names, and they’re already bothering me. I can’t really explain how this happens, and often, it happens out of the blue when I least expect it, which is why planning out books more than six months in advance gets tricky.
I did not make the cover for this book. I was browsing through covers on RomanceNovelCovers.com (http://romancenovelcovers.com/) and found this one that was pre-made. I just needed to insert my name and title on it when I bought it, and here it is:
I do realize someone else can use the same cover, but just like with stock images on any site, you can end up with the same type of cover. But I love the cover and see no reason to let “someone else might use this” stop me from using it. The only thing I really care about is keeping my story mine. The cover is a nice visual, but it’s not the story. Know what I mean?