Just What I Needed…

So I hate my son.

Lately I’ve dabbled with cozy fantasy, and I’ve really enjoyed it. Legends and Lattes has made the rounds as a good book. My wife got it for me for Christmas. And its tone and setting were just perfect. It’s exactly what I needed!

If you don’t know the book, here’s what you need to know about it: An orc adventurer retires and opens up a coffee shop.

That’s it. That’s the book.

High fantasy. Low stakes.

That’s the tagline. And it works.

So I was talking to my son about the book and how much I enjoyed it. I’ve also recently enjoyed a comic series about a retired adventurer running a tavern, and just backed a Kickstarter campaign with a similar premise.

And my boy goes, “Why don’t you write a book like that?”

I shrugged. “I don’t know enough about coffee or taverns.”

“So what about writing about a book shop in a fantasy setting?”

It’s not the book I was planning to write. It’s not like I need more ideas. We’re planned out for the next five years for projects.

That said, I’m far enough ahead on what needs to be written, that even with last month being a dud in my writing schedule, I can set aside some time to just write something for fun. Not what has to be written. Not the next book in a series. Just a novel just for me.

Well, assuming it’s any good, I’ll clean it up and send it out into the world.

But this has been a breath of fresh air. I’ve been writing it more slowly than others, but I think that’s simply the pace of this particular story.

So it’s my son’s fault, putting another story idea in my head. And so it goes.

Let’s see where this leads…

Published by Jon

Jon lives in Kentucky with his wife and an insanity of children. (A group of children is called an insanity. Trust me.)

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