Two nights ago, my husband and I were watching Jeopardy. We rarely miss an episode. One of the categories was Castles. I think I only got one answer right in that category, but it really peaked my interest in castles. I suddenly had an urge to visit a castle. I figured that most castles were in Europe, but found out that I was wrong. Did you know there are over 70 castles in the United States? Probably the most well known U.S. castle is the Biltmore Castle in Asheville, North Carolina, pictured above. A couple of them are even within a long driving distance from me. Can anyone predict where I will want to go on vacation this year?
By now, you're probably asking yourself what does this have to do with my writing? To be honest, I'm not sure. None of the books that I have planned have anything to do with a castle. However, I have an old manuscript which was the first one I ever wrote. The writing was bad, but I still think the story is salvageable. I'm currently working on a rewrite. If I remember correctly, somewhere in that story, the main characters go to Europe and may end up at a castle. It's been a while since I wrote or read that manuscript, but either way they may end up there during the rewrite.
Finally, this week I sent off my "baby." That being the manuscript that I just finished writing and editing. Keep your fingers crossed that the publisher likes it. I'll keep you updated.