I finished the third book in a post-apocalyptic trilogy about a global pandemic at the beginning of 2020. Then COVID happened.
Two weeks ago I finished the first draft of a middle grade novel about aliens and UFOs. The very next day, I spotted my own unidentified flying object. I shot a video of it to show my husband and then later uploaded it to Facebook to see if anyone else knew what it was. It ended up getting over 36,000 views.
I was starting to think I should write a book about an author named A.M. winning the lottery, but then the mystery was solved. It turned out to be a solar balloon! But it was fun for a while wondering if aliens were out there, and it was fun to be in the paper again, too.
Here's the article: https://www.hjnews.com/news/education/ufo-spotted-over-smithfield-logan-turns-out-to-be-giant-plastic-bag/article_0b5d5d84-4a14-51ab-b3a4-bd8df277a146.html