What SNI were you psyched to work on, but discovered it was too close to something already done?
I had an idea for a dystopian love story in which the characters learned on their 16th birthdays when they were going to die. Yes, this idea came to me after the spat of dystopians in which significant life-altering choices occurred on the 16th birthday of the protagonists. What can I say? It's a solid story frame! I still want to write this story, for myself, at some point. I've been saying I want to to serialize a story on my blog for a while, so maybe that will be the serial. But I've got my hands full with my WIP, so it keeps getting pushed back. I'm glad I only had a vague idea and had the sense to quash it, because it would be truly horrible to have come up sparkly vampires at the same time--or before--Stephenie Meyer, for example. Although I suppose L.J. Smith is doing all right these days, if "L.J. Smith" actually sold the rights to the T.V. shows and wasn't just a ghostwriter, or ghostwriters plural, for all those novels.