Well, not wrong exactly, but different. I had a clear idea for my first novel. I planned a little, wrote a lot, scrapped it, planned a lot, wrote a little... Now my book has developed into something very different to what I had in my head to begin with... And I'm not sure it is a good thing. I'd like to work back towards my original inspiration, but not sure how it would fit in the context of my book. To give a bit more info, here is a rough outline... Original idea : MC is a boxer, he completes against other boxers for the title. In his spare time he beats people up for giggles. He isn't very nice, but the more abuse he witnesses at his own hands, the more he discovers his soul. Until he can't even box anymore and throws the big final fight. Current development: MC is a hacker. He discovers an underground world of secrets. In his spare time he beats people up involved in this under world to gain information and truths. He is unsure of his world and paranoid. The more abuse he witnesses the closer he gets to the truth, until the truth is revealed which is detrimental to his life. My current work, has more motive, but I liked the animal instincts and 'nutter' MC I had in my original. Any advice? Or similar problems with your own development? PS Neither of the above outlines, are my actual work, just an approximation for the sake of the thread, as I'm slightly uncomfortable sharing my true 'unique' novel. It was just to give an example of how the story has bent.