This morning I packed up my bag and headed to my favorite coffee shop to get some words on the page for Gretchen. I thought about doing it at the house until the couch started talking to me. “Look at me! I’m soft and cushy and ready for you to snuggle in for a morning nap.” I stayed strong through. I put on real clothes and headed out.
The goal was to get another chapter finished. I tried. I really did.
Then one of my readers asked me a question. Sharky (a real-life reader not a stuffed shark) asked if I would write about mermaids. I tried to figure out how I could get mermaids into Somerset. I looked up aquatic myths and fell down the
In an hour this morning, I created two towns who will eventually get their own series.
The first one is in Florida. A small Sanctuary town of Salacia will be in the panhandle. I don’t know how it will all work out but there will be mermaids guarding a treasure living in a subdivision.
The second is in Hawaii. Namaka Island is a tiny
I created a whole new race called the Sine. Descendants of an English myth of Melusine.
I discovered the
The moral of the story? Just because you didn’t do what you had planned for the day doesn’t mean you wasted it. You may have had a wild brain hair, which resulted in two new towns, a new species, and turn your favorite male coffee slinger into a Fossee Grim.