You know that old saying, 'Don't bite off more than you can chew'? Recently, in my wip, I've felt that way. The story started out as a simple tale of betrayal and redemption. Now it's morphed into this complex story of international intrigue and deception. Bullets are flying and people are performing heroic feats. Right now, my characters are sitting in a restaurant in Paris, waiting for me to tell them something to say. And here I am at my desk in Alabama, trying to pretend I don't see their confused and worried looks while I mutter to myself, "There's no way can I write this."
I believe it's a good story, very high concept and hopefully, someday, a doggone good read. However, I'm afraid it's more than I can handle.
So what's the solution? Give up and admit defeat? I'm not big on giving up, so I'll plug along. But I was wondering if anyone else has ever had this feeling. If so, what did you do about it? Did you overcome your doubts and fears and do it anyway? If so, how? Were you pleased with the outcome?