This week's question
What SNI were you psyched to work on, but discovered it was too close to something already done?
I was totally psyched to work on my 2010 NaNoWriMo novel. It was going to be set at a drama camp. Musical numbers, jazz hands. The campers were going to perform my favorite musical, Guys and Dolls. I was even going to try to have a little mystery as part of the plot. It was going to combine my life in theater with my love of writing. It was going to be like Glee for books. I worked on it and it turned out how most of my NaNo projects turn out which is to say it was a 50,000 word mess.
Watching the 2011 Tony's and keeping my fingers crossed for the cast of a show I worked on and seeing what Twitter had to say about it I discovered that someone else had already written a book that takes place at theater camp where there is a production of Guys and Dolls. Dramarama by E. Lockhart.
I haven't worked on my summer theater camp story since I crossed the 50,000 mark in November of 2010. I still hope to someday write a story that involves theater but I'm not sure my summer theater camp story is the right one.