A few beta readers have commented that it bears striking similarities to another current hit book series which I shall not mention. This leaves me with two options:
1. I change up A's opening, dramatically. A few thoughts have been percolating since yesterday, (one particularly grand idea, I had in the bathtub)
2. I trunk A.
I'd be sad to see it go, honestly. I've worked on it for the better part of the summer. It is my first attempt at Sci-fi, I usually write edgy YA, and I loved every minute of it.
But the bottom line is, I am on a personal deadline. I want to write a book that will one day get published, sooner rather than later. 'A' isn't the only egg in my basket, it's just my favorite.
For now, I'll finish up A--- make the necessary opening change, and then see how I feel about it after a second round of beta's.
Cue good song.