As I went for my walk today, I realized I had a huge issue with a chapter book that I thought was totally complete.
It was edited. It was read by a an Australian to help come up with some Aussie slang that my thorny lizard might say. I had it read by a Brit to verify what Rory would say and do.
It looked like it was finished. I even queried it!
And actually from a stand-alone chapter book standard, it is finished.
But when I started writing notes for my story bible, I realized that GNOME WITHOUT A HOME took place around 100 years PRIOR to Rory meeting Kyte Webber of my Goblin's Apprentice series. His planted acorn is actually the oak tree in the stories--Rory's true gnome home.
When I wrote the third location Rory traveled to, I imagined a frou-frou sterile home in So. Cal with auto sprinklers and a lawn manicured to within an inch of its life. But that wouldn't work in my time line.
So, I changed it.
|Japanese Tea Garden|
The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA is perfect.
What do you think?
Would this be a good gnome home?