16 February 2009

Sizzling in Scotland?

A couple of weeks ago, while brainstorming my current wip, I decided to send my new hero and heroine to the hero's island off the west coast of Scotland. This may have been subconsciously inspired by my (then) forthcoming trip to said west coast of Scotland or it may have been due to the range of my hero's plane. Or it may be that I have this image in my head of my heroine marching around in the rain wearing a silk negligee, a battered Barbour and a pair of wellies. Who knows?

Anyway, I had hoped that the trip last weekend to meet my new nephew might provide some inspiration. But through the mist and drizzle it was hard to see much at all (although a visit to the Glengoyne whisky distillery was, um, illuminating).

This is worrying. Scotland in February is cold, wet and windy and my heroine, I fear, will spend quite a bit of time being cold, wet and grumpy. Not very glamorously sizzlingly Modern Heat, is it?

7 comments:

Suzanne said...

We had a lovely sunny day last week (although there was snow around). And it's warmer today (although damp and miserable). Please, please set your book in Scotland. I'm sure you can work something out. If she does get cold and grumpy you could always have the hero warm her up next to a log fire.

Lucy said...

That's what the people I was visiting said too! That the snow-topped mountains and the Isle of Arran looked amazing. Will have to take their word for it. Or visit again in the summer!

A log fire would probably necessitate gratuitous shirtless wood chopping...

Jackie Ashenden said...

Hey, I'm all for some gratuitous shirtless wood-chopping! And then of course he'd be a bit cold so perhaps the heroine could do the warming up? Throw in the fire, provide a bear-skin rug and Bob's your uncle so to speak. :-)

Kristi said...

i'm good with gratuitous, shirtless wood-chopping, too, Lucy! :)

Lorraine said...

I like the idea of getting warm by the fire but by the time your hero has finally finished unwrapping your heroine from all her thermal layers the book will be over ;-)

Rachael Johns said...

How funny... yesterday I decided to postpone my Hollywood idea and the new one is partially set in Edinburgh and the hero's family lives off the West Coast (have a friend who lives there and I love that part of the world)!!

Of course... the heroine hails from the Gold Coast, so she's my token Aussie :)

Lucy said...

Hooray for Scotland, I say!