Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維 (webcowgirl) wrote,
Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維
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This may be the year I do Nano Wrimo

So I've got this idea ... of doing a modern version of Madame Bovary, called Ms Bovary or something like that. It would be about an extremely silly, shallow woman who rides around reading dumb chick lit books and "Hello" magazine on the tube, and thinks that somehow this is what life is going to be like when she gets married.

I'm guessing that she marries a city finance guy or something, so she can be bored and disgusted by him and his boring table conversation (about "business"), but how do you fit in all of that Victorian "must keep the affair hidden at all costs" thing in a world where divorces are easy and lovers are common?

How do you make it critical that she stays with her husband instead of leaving? That is the mystery I have yet to work out. I was imagining that she maybe had to keep her visa so she could be in the same country as her lover, but that doesn't quite work for the vision I had of the novel ... ideas?
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