What’s in a Name? Not Roses, that’s for sure

I’m working on The List, which I’m thinking of calling The Bride. Or maybe the Philosopher’s Daughter. The List, I’ve decided is a terrible title. For this story.

Speaking of which, I changed my heroine’s last name to Godard because Harris starting bugging me. A lot. Don’t know why. I also changed my hero’s name from Lysander something, Lord Starts-With-F to John Marrack, Lord Foye (Marquess of) Because, as it turns out, Lysander is not the right name for him. I’m not sure about Foye. Sometimes it seems cool and neato and other times it seems lame. Also, I thought he was another pure alpha-dude, but he’s not. Don’t mistake me, he’s Alpha, but in a different way than other heroes I’ve written. I tried to fight it for a while but he kept acting all difficult and pissy so I finally gave up and let him be who he is. Group Hug everybody! and then things settled down and now I have some good ideas about what’s up with him.

And Camilla, the heroine, well, I have some issues with her name because I have a Crosshaven, previously mentioned here as Lord Something which makes two C’s, but I like them both so much! I’ll let that set a bit. Once I let Foye be himself, Camilla defined herself further with an end result of I’m really excited about this story and how I’m starting to see it play out. Big sigh of relief. I’m learning not to be so stubborn with my writing. When it’s bad, don’t let the badness sit around waiting to be rescued by Erato or something like that. She doesn’t care, and there’s actually no god of Historical Romance waiting around to rescue bad writing. Bummer that.

It’s late so I have to get to bed.


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2 Responses to “What’s in a Name? Not Roses, that’s for sure”

  1. vanessa jaye says:

    I actually like The List. It’s intriguing (list for/of what?). But you could call it The Laundry List, and I’d still put it on my tbr list. heh.

  2. Carolyn says:


    Aw, thanks! And here I was all ready to ditch The List. Well, I’m still undecided on that, anyway. Thanks for the kind words, that sure makes my day a good one.