I had a misconception of what a tsunami is and what it does – that is until I saw the live videos of the one that occurred in Japan after the earthquake.
You can see an actual video of a the Japan tsunami here. It’s a wall of rapidly moving water that demolishes anything that is in its path.
I had the idea that a tsunami was a huge wave that formed after an earthquake – like tens of feet high that rushed forward for some distance and then crashed into the ground. Also, once it stopped going forward, I thought that there was a huge undertow that occurred which pulled back with great force.
Since I saw what a tsunami does and acts like, I realized that I needed to re-write part of Kya’s story to reflect it. It’s going to change how I get the people to where I want them to land and start their new life.
Time to put on the creative hat and come up with a real magical and marvelous twist to the story!!