"What is a PUF?" you ask. Some call it a work in progress (WIP), but I call them projects unfinished or PUFs just because I want to be different and I like how it sounds. Currently I have three PUFs going.
I began work on this Regency romance about a year ago. Loved the idea of taking Pygmalia and turning it on its ear, but I got stuck in the middle. A decision must be made: scrap it or rewrite it.
This little story began as a possible novella or short story, but keeps getting longer. The action occurs at the end of Queen Elizabeth's I reign allowing me to indulge in one of my most loved time periods. I've discovered some remarkable history regarding mid-wives, wise women, the cunning folk, and white witches along the way, which makes writing that much more satisfying.
The third WIP came to me one day while researching #1. I stumbled upon a book about English head gardeners. As I read bits from the book on Amazon, a storyline began to take shape, what if a rugged, hard working head gardener of a grand estate had a daughter and the Earl a son? Hmmm...thus began my next project.
There's a common thread that runs through each of the stories beyond the romance. Each one weaves the history of flowers and/or herbs into the story, which satisfies my love for gardening.
I have one more romance I wrote many years ago sitting in a box. It too revolves around love and the world of gardening. And just the other day I came across a historical tid-bit about early florists. Yep, another story has been jotted down on my ideas list. Who knows...this could become a whole series of flowery romances.