Well, the idea still has a lot of potential ... more than it did initially, even!
Potential is great, but it does need to be realised to have any meaning at all. *sigh* -- shut it Plato.
The idea wasn't working in it's initial form, so I played around with it a bit, came up with several different stories based around the same basic core, but I couldn't get them to play.
I thought I'd got lucky with the latest one, but about three quarters of the way through the outline process it fizzled out ... no spark.
And pondering that, I realised that, at the moment, I'm not in the right place to write about the emotions involved in the theme I chose. A relatively new theme for me. Guess it's not baked yet. Internal stuff that I'm only partially conscious of.
So I've filed the whole lot in my ideas folder, for future reference. Potential, waiting for completion, waiting for form.
And so to pick on an old idea and work on that.
At least I think I know where I'm going now, and that's something. Instead of feeling about in the dark, trying to grasp at stars, there is a light on the horizon now. Something to aim at.