It's so interesting how characters can come to life when you're writing them. What's also interesting is how a novel can take on a life of its own and begin it's own journey...
Pen Stroke: A Novel Journey is what happened.
But then, the more I played with the book, and thought about the ideas inside the book, the more it started to change direction and take on a new focus. I originally thought it was mostly about offering a humorous look at writers writing a 50,000-word novel in a month, along with some time morphing and a kahuna quest.
And then the magic happened. I realized it was more about a kahuna quest and finding the magic within, and that writing a 50,000-word novel in a month was part of the journey of the kahuna quest.
I did a whole bunch of rewriting and it's now been rebirthed as the first book in my Maui Magic series... :) Turns out that some of the material I deleted was actually destined to be included in the prequel to the series and is an entirely new book--which is a good thing because it builds the background for the Maui Magic series.