Below, you can see the park slowly turning into a realm or two:
And now below you can see a roughly-drawn map which shows the realms of Korthis (central), Dolgoland (upper right) and Rhodheim (lower left):
So, over the past year or so on my walks in the park next door I slowly created a world which became the setting of a novel. I recently finished writing that novel and it is in the hands of a couple of readers. I'm awaiting feedback so that I can put some polish on it.
Here is the preliminary elevator pitch:
I'm willing to admit that the pitch also needs some polishing : )A young woman feeling unappreciated at home is drawn into a brewing war and learns that the things she feels unappreciated for may prove key to saving the life of a young prince, and the entire realm.
Anyway, the point of this post is, sometimes everyday surroundings can be an inspiration if you let them.