I'm teaching a course on medieval Europe this semester and while I was scouring the library for a film to show about the First World War (another class, obviously), I came upon a book about chivalry and its connection to religion in the Middle Ages. I'm a sucker for books like this, so I picked it up along with my video and beat feet out of there to make it to my first class.
When I got home, I began to read the book and I don't think I made it four pages in before I was jotting down ideas for a medieval romance story. I don't have anything really fleshed out, but I'm feeling the novella vibe for this one--around 25,000 words. Since this is one of my favorite periods in history, I'm not surprised my brain is popping with ideas.
I don't know what's going to shake out with this, but I like the idea of knights, those wonderful Alpha males in chainmail, maybe misbehaving. Maybe nothing too serious but far more erotic for this story. Hmmm....we'll have to see.