I came up with a second "mainstream" idea that I liked a lot. It came out of my original concept for Snaked, only I made it bigger.
So yesterday, I see a book that is almost exactly the same idea. Not only that, but has a similar cover to what I envisioned, not only that has a title that evokes the same idea and even uses one of the same words. (I like my title slightly better, and I like my cover idea slightly better, depending on how it comes out.)
But I don't know anything else about this book.
So if I write it, I might be doing what he's doing or I might go off in an entirely different direction. Even if it's similar, it will be different.
Or I can go back to the original smaller idea, Snaked, which I intended as a simple creature story like Tuskers. Maybe even simpler.
Oh, well. I never actually know what I'm going to write until I start writing.
It's amazing how often my more whimsical ideas take off -- I mean, I start them almost as a joke and they just keep going.
I'm going to write today, even with guests. I am feeling the urge too strongly to ignore. Will still spend half the day with relatives, but the other half locked in my room.