I’ve been thinking about the direction I want my new story to go. I’ve got a good premise, which could become a series. The thing is, it is not going to be a medieval. Now I love the medieval era…the chivalry, the hunky heroes with their broadswords, but from what I hear, medieval is really not publishable right now. So I’m thinking a different era….or two.
I originally thought contemporary would fit best, but I’ve toyed with the possibility of the Regency era. I love Regency–alway have. I have read Regency books since I was in high school. Have you ever heard of Barbara Cartland? Yep, I cut my Regency teeth on her books. I’ve scoured the library for all the Regency books and have read ALL of the Signet and Zebra paperback line, which are a relatively clean read, as opposed to some of the thicker bound Regencies. I love the propriety, the balls, the dresses, the waltz, walks in Hyde Park, and the class system–especially when love crosess the class line, making the “class rules” null and void.
It’s been interesting trying to insert my originally contemporary premise into a historical setting. I’ve had to do some tweaking, of course, but I think it may work. I think. It is an exciting prospect, to be sure.
Have any of you writers out there changed the era or setting for your story premise? Was it easy? Difficult?
Have any of you ever read Regency? Like it? Hate it? Inquiring minds want to know.