Inspiration swoops in sometimes in the most unexpected of moments. Such a moment took place a little over two months ago. I was scanning printed stories I have kept since middle and high school to my current computer. I have the discs I saved them on unfortunately I do not have the older software to open them.
One of the stories is a script. It’s a western/adventure story loosely based on a light & fun 1990s Zorro program I watched on TV. And when I was in middle school, I chose it for the basis of the script so I could earn a drama/writing theme Girl Scout Badge.
Until that day three or four months ago I had not read it through since I graduated high school. When I did inspiration hit. An updated outline got written and then the first manuscript came together quickly.
I completed several drafts; editing and doing rewrites before giving it to my proof reader/editor. And in addition, I came up with a second manuscript outline and wrote it before I left for West Palm Beach, Florida weeks later.
Fast forward bit and I did publish Victoria and Diego but after some initial responses and feedback to it from reviewers I decided to un-publish it for the foreseeable future. I adore the story too much to keep it published based on what I read.
For now I am moving on to learning a lot about Spain. My next writing projects shall focus on this country from its Civil War in the 1930 all the way until it became a democracy starting in 1975. So you can expect a three or four book historical fiction series to take up the next several years.