For the longest time, I've been plotting and working on my Colonial mystery series about my blind French detective named Amos "Aimon" Garnier until recently I discovered that I keep having this desire to move this concept up to the mid-1850s, Alabama. Turn Amos into a Mexican named Miguel Sanchez who lives with a former US soldier and his family. I like the Antebellum era, have an interest in Victorian medicine, and almost half of the characters are wearing clothes from that era anyway, but it's painful to say good-bye to dear Amos and the Colonial setting. I refuse to let it go even though it may be for the best. Amos clearly isn't willing to tell the story, and I don't really want to write a story set during the Revolution. I love the 1800s, I want to explore the events between the Mexican/American War and the American Civil War. I know it's dumb. It's the same story, same everything only it's moved up eighty years and the protagonist is Mexican. However I feel like I've wasted my time, I'm having to start over again. Ever had moments like this? How do you deal with it?