As I was revising one of my novels two years ago, I realized that the name of a company that was up to no good was my future daughter-in-law’s last name. I wrote this years before my daughter met her wife. So I changed the name of the company.
Well, I just started editing Overbooked after a several year break, and realized that a character has part of my daughter-in-law’s given name. (My daughter-in-law has two first names–I’ve heard that is a southern thing.) Guess I’m changing another name.
Very tempted to tell my unmarried youngest to start combing through my novels looking for her potential partner.