For the longest time I have had this idea in my mind of writing a realistic fantasy YA book. With strange beasts, magical syrums, travelling between realms, and many other things like that. My only worry is that I don't know if writing in the fantasy genre would even be something that people in the YA range would want to read. I'm afraid that I won't be able to write my idea into what I want it to be, without it sounding cheesy and unrealistic. I have been teetering on the edge for a long time on whether to ditch the fantasy and go for a more realistic fiction, or stick with it. I'd like to know what other people think. Is it something even worth persuing? And I've also been indecisive in which setting to write from. I feel like the past is overdone in cheesy fantasy books, and so is the future with steampunk-ish books, but I'm also quite unsure about the present. As you can tell I pretty much can't get my poop in a group, and am senselessly wandering in circles, any opinions, thoughts, or tips at all, would help. Thanks -A horribly confused, unsure, indecisive newbie writer.