I recently found a very old novel diary (yes I keep diaries for stories) I had when I first start planning my novel. I think going back to the original thoughts of your novel is awesome and can inspire you to write more, or even go back to old ideas. So much of my story has changed since the original plan! One thing that made me giggle, was that one of my countries was named Merde. I soon changed it, after finding out it meant 'shit' in French. I never was good with languages! Another thing was the queen had been behind the whole war...she was a spy! It was like a 'big plot twist' for the story... now, she's pretty much a non-important character. No spy. Going through the diary, it inspired me to write more today, and I was in a bit of a writer's block. What things have changed along your writing journey? Why did you make those changes, and how long has it been? I have been writing and planning on and off for four years. Eeek. ...Or have you stuck to the original plan the whole way through? Hopefully, this will get you looking back and get some creative juices flowing, like it did for me. Any Merde scenarios?