Yesterday I discovered that there’s an online fantasy game which uses the same name as my fantasy world. The fact that the fantasy game’s name describes the land is even more disturbing, because should my novel be published I wouldn’t want anyone to think I stole the name even though I’ve been using it for over 10 years and well before the internet existed.
So what do I do?
I considered changing the name but felt loathe to do so because I haven’t stolen anything and why should I change something that means so much to me?
But then…I came up with another thought (which is dangerous). A few weeks ago, I gave my fantasy world a complete new history. At the time, I never gave the names of the two kingdoms a thought but perhaps this is the time to think on that.
I’ve already got some ideas running around in my mind so I will give this some thought and let you know what I decide to do.