Perhaps it's a good problem to have; I'd certainly be dismayed to find my idea-well run dry. But what do you do when you have a WIP, and you get a marvelous idea for a very different novel? To qualify, I've yet to complete a whole draft of a novel. (The longest short I've written, start to finish, was less than 20,000 words). And I would like to get a full-length draft finished sooner rather than later. Also, I think I understand the pragmatism of the statement that your first book won't be much good, and will never get published. As my WIP is the first of a trilogy, that doesn't sound very encouraging. I enjoy working on my WIP, appreciated the upsides (and downsides) of making a magic-less fantasy. But should I set it aside for this other idea? My new idea is an historical fiction work, set in Gaul during the Roman conquest. Ivorix is a 15 year-old orphan, the bottom of the pecking order in his tribe, (a part of the Menapii in northwestern Gaul). When the Romans demand the son of their chief as a hostage to secure their peace treaty, Ivorix is chosen to take his place. As a Roman hostage, he is treated according to his "royal" status- but he knows that if either side violates the treaty, his life won't be worth a sesterce. But, in Rome, he learns of a threat to his tribe- can he do anything? Will he? It's a much simpler plot and characters than my WIP (and other novel ideas)- at least, so far. Should I be trying to make my first novel a simpler one? There is more research for the setting and such- different from fantasy building, but doable, and not all unfamiliar territory. Should I just drop my WIP, to focus on this new idea? Work concurrently on two different novels? Freeze the newcomer for later and keep on with my WIP?