The other day, as I was clearing off a long counter in my home office, I found a children's book I forgot I had written. What a happy surprise! Six months had passed since I wrote the book and I read it with a new perspective. I "tweaked" the manuscript a bit, and extended it to an even number of pages for publication. The next step was to contact a potential illustrator and she agreed to add her creativity to the project. Now I have to determine the next step. Discovering the manuscript was a happy surprise and it got my creative juices flowing. Maybe you have surprised yourself, too. Share your story here.