Hey all. We all know the feeling of coming up with a story, and then, as we write, we sort of get it, and it's not as cool and shiny as it was, and now, as we write it, maybe even bored with it, we're starting to have ideas for short stories and novels, and they are the new, shiny ideas. I'm writing a novel about something I really enjoy. It has a lot of US foreign policy, and different perspectives, and it deals with both foreign and domestic issues, so the plotlines are diverse, as we move from combat in one country, to a criminal trial of a regular felon on another, to the petty politics and elections. But as I'm writing this, and have written about 7 chapters, I have had ideas for many cool short stories, and for three novels!!! The first two came to me throughout this year. The third idea came to me yesterday, and it's a hoot. And so all the time I'm wondering, do I just throw the first novel I ever started writing aside? Do I just throw it away and start writing the second one? Also, while my English is pretty good, and I have no problem writing a novel in English (especially as it happens in the US) I'm not originally from an English speaking country. So if I start fourth novel idea, which is about one person, basically, a regular person, do I write it in English and put it in the US? Or do I do it in my own language and my own country? I'm thinking about it because the idea is not exactly original, and has been done twice (or thrice) in the past. So it would be cooler to actually do it for the first time with a character that isn't an American and doesn't live in the US. Plus, it'll make it harder for people to steal it, I guess. Maybe. But that's only a secondary question. The main question is: Do I go with my baby, my first novel, or do I start writing them in parallel?