The weirdest thing about my upcoming novel, Tale of Signum, is the core idea I had before writing it, and that was to avoid using any race not created by myself. That can result in some pretty weird creatures, for one example, Bumblers-? When I first wrote the book years ago I really wasn’t sure if it would work, but chapter by chapter I started to realize I had created a very unique world full of some very colorful creatures.
The downside to this of course was, after having written fantasy stories in the past, I was now left high and dry without elves, dwarves, or even ogres, and my style of writing is very classic. That meant I really had my work cut out for me to make a world that functioned at all! Revision is almost complete, then comes publishing; then I hope you’ll check it out and see for yourself!