It's been only a matter of a couple months that I made the decision to start writing a piece of fiction. And I want to have a decent manuscript and an agent at some point in 2007. OK, so I've been mulling story ideas over. About 3 weeks ago I came up with a real gem! Very original, moving and inspirational. It draws upon several genres (that you rarely see combined) and is quite complex in terms the various crises and conflicts the main characters encounter and the way they are all resolved. I LOVE this idea. But it is rather ambitious...especially for a first attempt at writing fiction. I have no idea how long a manuscript this might turn out to be. But every time I go back to plotting it out, it gets more and more busy and unweildy. (But I still love it!) OK, so I also have two "fall back" ideas. They are a lot less original...pretty straightforward. No real plot twists. One basic genre. One or two crises/conflicts. I like the ideas but don't love them the way i do the first idea. But I can realistically see a beginning and an end. Make no mistake: I want to get published. Soon. Which route would you take???