My hero spent a good portion of the day telling me that he needed a scene where he could run into battle completely naked. Why, I asked, would you do that while my mind went crazy imagining the scene? I’m a Pict he told me and Picts sometimes fight naked. The Picts were the forefathers of the Highlanders and were known as the Painted People, due to their many tattoos. So, you can imagine what my mind was conjuring.
I went back and checked my research and sure enough he was right or so it was believed. I wondered if it was because they were so scantily dressed that the Picts were considered naked by foreign invaders. But who was I to argue with my hero and just the thought of such a scene…well I just had to give in to him. Of course I had to write and rewrite the scene to get it the way he wanted it, but I had a grand time doing so. You’ll be able to read it in The King’s Warrior, available in September. Oh, naturally the heroine was also in the scene…and she saw everything! 🙂
Look for further adventures of a romance writer coming your way!