I’m thinking of using the plot for Runaway Bride but making it a historical western. In case someone doesn’t know, Runaway Bride is about a woman who is engaged and on her wedding day decides to run off with the hero.
My heart is in historicals. I prefer to write those, and if I can work it in, I’d like to make this one a historical.
Actually, I should probably make Just Good Friends a historical western, too.
The Larsons have a big family, and I have plans to write at least 20 more Nebraska books. The Runaway Bride and Just Good Friends plots would work fine as historical westerns. I am doing a couple of Montana books (Mitch’s Win and Not The Marrying Kind), but I keep going back to the Larson family and their friends. I want to do books about the children of Richard, Tom, Sally, Dave, and Joel. I also want to pair a couple of those children up with Joseph and Margaret’s (from A Husband for Margaret) children, and I introduced Isaac Larson’s two friends in Isaac’s Decision, and I already see their stories forming in my mind. In Her Heart’s Desire, I introduce Vivian (who is a minor character in the book who can’t stand a boy named Hugh, and later on they end up together but not without a lot of resistance because she doesn’t like him at all in Her Heart’s Desire). As I write more books for the Nebraska Collection, the ideas keep coming for more. That hasn’t happened with the other series I’ve done. But you can see why I can easily do 20+ more books set in the Nebraska world.
So I plan to branch out and expand beyond the Larsons but the Larsons will still be my focal point.
I hope all of that makes sense.
But anyway, this is what I’m thinking of doing. I’ll give it a couple of months. I don’t want to rush into a decision.