Hey guys, I'm new to the community! So far I've completed one novel. It was a young adult romance and displayed incredibly overused. cliché characterizations and plotlines. I want to avoid this with my second story (the one I'm trying to formulate now) so I decided to try writing a sci-fi. The problem is, I don't think my brain is meant to write sci-fi... at least not yet. My story would involve outer space and travel-by-space-shuttle, and frankly I just don't know enough about the science behind it. I'm willing to do mountains of research, but this is overwhelming for a new writer. Then my brain hatched the idea of taking the same characters and mostly same plot from the outer-space sci-fi story and place them in a much more manageable setting-- a university frat house. At first this idea sent me spiraling into writing madness and I fell in love with my story idea again. Then I told my mother of this change (I always keep her up to date with my writing) and she sneered and told me it was too unoriginal. I'm so torn! I mean, my characters are all so unique and the plot itself gets crazy so I feel like I might be able to make it work. Then again, is that not what EVERY writer thinks before they riddle their work with annoying clichés? tldr; My story was originally going to be crazy sci-fi awesomeness but that got too overwhelming for me, so I decided to place my characters in a college frat setting. Too unoriginal?