This morning, on what's for me a very long run (10 miles), a story idea popped into my head. It was a highly unusual occurrence.
Not that having a story idea pop in my head is unusual--no, that can happen almost any time for me, but not so much when running. While running, I kind of space out and focus on breathing. On occasion I pray, as in: "Please, please, God let me survive the next mile!"
Ahem. Anyway, the idea is based on the way I've heard some handymen-type-guys describe themselves: "I'm a jack of all trades, the master of none."
Once this phrase popped into my head, I thought to myself, Wouldn't it be cool if there were a multi-world universe, like The Crystal Portal, with a main character who felt fairly comfortable in all of the worlds, but not truly at home in any one of them? His name could be "Jack" and the books could be entitled, "Jack of all Worlds, Book 1, Book 2, etc." That might make a good set of books!
Of course, since I was running, the flow of thought was more like: Wouldn't it be cool...if there were...(pant pant)...a multi-world...(pant pant)...universe...(pant pant). But I think you get the idea...
As for the story idea, like all the ideas I put in this blog, it's up for grabs. If anyone wants to make a "Jack of all Worlds" book series, be my guest. Assuming of course, someone else hasn't already done so...