NaNoWriMo novel. As I said earlier, I am taking my short story, Lost and Found, and expanding it into a romance novel. Same characters, same settings, different conflicts.
It's fun to make up a location but in this case I am using a real town. I initially found it when I researched small, rural towns that still don't have 911 service. Baxter Springs, KS was on the list. That was all I needed to use it and I didn't look any further.
I started working on a Pinterest board for the book, I like having visuals to work from even if they aren't exact, and discovered an interesting fact. Baxter Springs is on Route 66 and has a historic district for that history. Well, hubby and I have been planning a two month Route 66 motorcycle trip for two+ years now. First coincidence.
Today I started looking at town history, population and famous people from Baxter Springs. I discovered that Joe Don Rooney from Rascal Flatts was born there. Um, Rascal Flatts is my favorite group! Coincidence number two.
From there I go to his personal Wiki page and discover that we have the same birthday! That makes three.
I think I am destined to write this book. LOL!