Now that I'm done with the current WIP (I'm still tweaking, but I'm getting better at leaving it alone), I need to get the next book going.
I did the NaNo thing in November and got 8000+ words down, but it turns out not the story I want to write. So I'm abandoning it for the time being, and may never come back to it.
However, I currently have two story ideas that I think may work very well together as ONE single book.
The first is kind of a road trip story that I've been thinking about for the last few years. It's also based on a short story I wrote a couple of years ago. But it alone isn't enough for a feature novel.
My second idea is set in Hollywood in the 1940s. It has intrigue, glamor, and larger-than-life characters. Yet again it alone isn't enough for a feature novel.
So my idea now is to combine the two, using the road-trip as a frame story (or the outer story, since it's not really just a frame). I think it may work. But I'm not sure.
Should I go ahead and write it? I'm afraid I'll be 8000 words in and find out it's not something I want to write. I hate to waste time and words. On the other hand, I probably won't know until I actually start writing.