So, this is a bit of a followup question to the thread I started concerning how long it takes for history to become legend, to become fairy tail, to fade away… I am getting really frustrated. I know I shouldn’t. I know this is something we all deal with. I myself have made comments to others with similar issues and now I find myself trying on their shoes. It goes like this: I’m getting the impression that certain stories have a destiny to take a certain route. The story I am working on which gave rise to the legends question has presented me with a very viable option to work my needed bit of stuff in. There is an event which I can create which even gives more story to one of my MC's and gives blossom to a whole subplot and works very well and makes good logical sense and moves the story in the right direction… and even I can see that there are at least two series of science fiction books I've read which have taken nearly the same path through the woods. I am sooooo second guessing myself. I find myself writing a page and then doing a ctrl-A then delete as I think to myself, “Oh, yes, M.Z. Bradley would be right flattered to watch you rip off her work, Wrey!” and then the next page has Julian May’s voice whispering in my ear, “Young man, I can either sue you or you can pay me a royalty. Your choice.” I will happily accept some advice or a simple buck up, old chap.