The Origins of the Story.

Replacements1Ivy started life as a very fascinating dream that I had two or three years ago.  I’d been playing a lot of Splinter Cell and watching Strike Back.  And I had this amazing dream one night about a young woman being rescued by two incredibly hot special ops men.

It plagued me for a year that it would make a great story.  I finally decided last year to make it my NaNoWriMo novel.  For the first time in a long time, I actually managed to finish NaNo.  A few friends read the story and encouraged me to edit it, intensively and consider dipping my feet into the ocean of indie publishing.

Now, I have no idea how my rather simple dream morphed into a complicated intriguing tale of a widowed photographer who finds herself caught up in a complex web of shifters, terrorists and human traffickers.  But, I’m sure Ivy, the main character, will forgive me, eventually.

For the writers out there, where did your great idea spring from?  And for readers, what’s the oddest dream that you’ve ever had?