Hi guys, I'm looking for some feedback. In addition to about a dozen other interests, I’m a wannabe fiction writer. I have been noodling around with two different post-apocalyptic novel ideas for the past month or so, and before I get too deeply into either, I’m looking advice on which of the two I should run with. I’m also looking for any and all feedback in general. Idea 1: A standalone book about a 19-year-old protagonist scratching out a living with his family on an isolated ranch in the desert southwest. He and his younger siblings become orphaned shortly into the book, and he must make a long, dangerous trek across the desert to get the younger kids to safety. I’ve got most of this one outlined and ready to write. Here's a link to the opening scene to give you a sense of the story and setting: Story Idea #1 - ABCPrepper.com Idea 2: This would be the first in a series about a lone-wolf type protagonist set in a post-apocalyptic world, also in the desert southwest. He is a widower and ex-cop/detective. Now in TEOTWAWKI, he gets by traveling from town to town, playing poker in dusty hardscrabble towns and backroom barrooms. Whenever the games and/or his wallet have dried up, he reluctantly takes on scavenger or ersatz detective/missing-persons work. I think of him as a modern day Travis McGee/Jack Reacher/Jim Rockford type, but set in a post-apocalypse future that feels like a throwback to the old West. I haven’t yet outlined even this first full story, but have ideas for a whole series centered around this character. Here's a link to the opening scene: Story Idea #2 - ABCPrepper.com Any and all advice/feedback/comments is welcome. Cheers, Mark "Buggzilla" W.