I want to write a novel about Bodacious Creed. Of course, even if I do, the thesis comes first. This is a "if I have the time" thing. Even over my brief summer break, I'm working on the thesis, on a commission, and on a contest entry.
But in either case, the time period it's set in--the Wild West--has grabbed my attention. I just got a couple new books to read on the subject.