Making the reasons for my hero’s grumpiness clearer is turning out to be much trickier than I thought. One the one hand, I obviously need to improve stuff or else readers might think him a total jerk. On the other hand, I can’t make it too much in your face or else readers might think the heroine a moron for not realizing what’s wrong with the poor guy. Argh! *head against wall*
I think I will opt for the meteor solution after all: awfully big meteor drops onto castle in Chapter 10. Flattens castle and everybody in it (sadly, this also includes the protagonists). THE END. What do you think? It’s certainly a fresh and innovative idea for a romance novel! My editor will LUUUUUVE it! Yay!
Or perhaps he will run away screaming with horror when he sees me at national in Dallas next year. Hmph.