As I've been trying to relay, I'm sad at the moment. This is important because it makes my threads often turn insulting and/or very confusing. I've been writing various parts of the book to which the prologue I've got under the review section belongs, but now it's just too heavy to work with until I stop being depressed. Therefore, I'm restarting something a bit more upbeat. Does the following sound like something you would want to read? I'm not asking if it's good, and I don't want the response "It's good if you write it well." I'm asking if this sounds interesting to you individually or not. The MC is a young adult who suddenly gets very ill and nearly dies. (It gets more upbeat) However, it turns out that he's somehow (explained later) been infected with a werewolfish "virus". (I thought the "animal attack" scenario was too generic, and this way his infection can be a secret more easily.) Instead of the usual "mix of despair and horror" accompanying such a situation in books and movies, the MC realizes he loves the freedom offered by his "disease". Finally; the ability to not think, just act without regulation. It turns out that he's not alone in his rural, forested home town; a few other werewolves have situations of their own. Most are very territorial, and some are just insane or viscious. One or two are more forgiving, and actually allow the MC to join a pack of sorts. Basically, I'd be winging this idea, and just seeing where the story takes me. Undoubtedly, a huge focus will be around the potential joy of living without restrictions, compared to its harmful or even lethal aspects. Communication would have to be very primal and basic, mostly focused around simple motions, body language, and simple sounds, because talking isn't going to work for probably 50-60% of the book. I know at some point I'd be bringing in an external force to greatly threaten the MC and people he cares about, such as angry villagers with attack dogs. Does this seem like an interesting idea? Does it seem too unworkable? what do you think? I'm really not certain about this.