I've never tried to write a novel until now. I read that you should just write it, even if it's bad. So I just chose a genre, "Paranormal Romance", but it doesn't seem to fit. It was supposed to be a paranormal romance about a werewolf woman and a vampire. But now, she has discovered this crime ring of vampires who abduct illegal Mexican immigrants to farm for blood (as they are crossing the Sonora). There seems to be a lot of exploitation of immigrants and domestic violence in it. I have no idea what I am doing. I don't even know what genre this is anymore or why she is a werewolf. I don't know if it's a good plot--I am not sure if I should continue to write this. Most of my ideas have been Sci-Fi, but I don't read Sci-Fi so I don't see why I should write it. How do you know when to go with an idea or when to drop it? What kind of planning do you do before you start a piece of work? Would you want to read a story about this? I don't understand who would want to read this. Do you write to a genre? Thanks for any suggestions. I can't figure out if I am neglecting my first novel because I am being a procrastinator, or because it is going nowhere. Thanks again for any suggestions or insights. Edit: I bet the title should read, "How Do You Know Which Idea To Keep?" I think I hate English right now.