Yep, I have a new book in my head.
This one was percolating for a few months, really, since I discussed some ideas for it at my casino outing last fall. It's a Remembered Classics book, and it's based on Beauty and the Beast. Not the Disney "Beauty" but the real tale from which the story sprang.
I thought I had all the characters figured out. I had a heroine (the Beast) and I had a hero (Beauty). I had the father and the castle and the rose... But as I wrote it, Beauty just wouldn't behave. I could not reconcile my thoughts about him and having him as a hero. It just didn't fit.
Enter the real hero. Perhaps not as pretty as Beauty, but certainly with a better character. Maybe this book will turn out to be "Beast and the Beast" ... Or once people look past surface impressions, Beauty and Beauty.
Now to get it all down on paper.