Has this ever happened to you? I have a book I've been working on for almost two years. The heroine has lilac eyes and the antagonist lives in a mystical castle on a mountain in the Swiss Alps. I describe him as having night eyes with silver flecks resembling stars.
Well, I was reading a summary for a best seller the other day and was dumbfounded when I read that the enemy/love interest lived in a castle on a frigid mountain and his eyes were dark with silver flecks. Freaking me out further, the heroine had lavender eyes and was a fae like my character.
Now I've heard about the seven plots that all stories relate back too, but does that stretch to descriptions? I think it's crazy that this author and I somehow shared the exact same ideas without knowing each other or worked together.
Has this ever happened to you?