Or it might be that I'm playing with the wrong story. I made pokes at a few other ideas I've had simmering, and they're similarly underdone. But there's still Signi. Those characters--Angela and Peter and Kevin and Claire, Ms. Holloway and Mr. Cole--have been real since they popped into my head a year and a half ago. I've just been scared to touch it. I love the idea behind it so much that the last thing I want to do is screw it up by taking it on when I'm not up to it... and I know it's going to be tricky. Plus it's at least a trilogy, if not a quartet, and I get the impression a lot of publishers don't want to take that on in a first novel (though maybe that's different with YA fiction, which seems to thrive on sequels and series). I had this idea I was going to wait until I had a novel or two out there before I took it on. Right now, though, I'm starting to think it might be silly to leave it there.
Well, no harm in a little fooling around. Splash about and see which pool is the pleasantest at the end of the week. It goes how it goes.