These two characters turned up, Liam, a European prince, and Mel, his body guard. (This was a couple of days after 'The Royal Wedding' of William and Kate!)
My heroine, Mel, suggested the title From Now Until Forever.
I ended up with a short story of 3.5k, and put it through the online crit group I belong to. All said, 'Not long enough'. I sat on it until a friend nudged me towards the chance of submitting a 5k story for an anthology. I went back to From Now Until Forever, wrote, rewrote, chopped, and stiched then submitted.
Another friend read this effort and said, 'Not enough, make it longer', so I did.
And with a lot of help, I wrote, and I cut and I stitched and low and behold it exceeded the 15k I thought I'd struggle to reach. I then submitted it to Astraea Press.
Last week, Astraea Press said 'yes'.