I had a flash for a new story today.
It came from a conversation I had with a co-worker last night. (Thanks, Jenn).
I saw a very young and very pregnant girl with two toddlers holding onto her legs as she opens the screen door to a very handsome stranger who says he's there about the job. Because I almost always write cowboys, he had on a Stetson and run-down boots.
I know her GMC already. His, unclear.
But I know the story. I can see it unfolding in front of me.
However, she's got two kids and one on the way. Am I backing myself into another Burn corner because of it? Meaning, am I setting myself up for failure having her with two kids and pregnant? I know why she has 2.5 kids, and it's part of her GMC, but will an ed look at it as romantic, or not so much?
LaVyrle Spencer had a pregnant heroine with a toddler in Morning Glory, but she's LaVryle. I think she could have written MUD on the wall, and had a bestseller.
I'm curious if you've ever had to write something, felt compelled, driven even, to write a story outside the box, and what the outcome was?