I have been trying to work on my novel since April of this year. It has gone from the original story that I began to create, to a story which takes place generations before the original concept. I am not sure where to begin! Should I keep the second story to help the original grow in my own head, or should I begin with the second idea and continue until I catch up to myself? As a reader what opinions do you have about this? To be more specific, I am only displaced by three generations. The second concept I have for this whole story would begin with the creation of my species of creature, which from then on, would become the main creatures in my novel. I am writing in the fantasy/fiction genre. Any help would be greatly appreciated!