As always when I begin a painting, I start with one idea which then just goes off on it's own merry way. Originally that was going to be a pretty pastoral scene.
My latest novel has gone the same way. My character was going to be a baddie. He would spend four hundred years tearing lumps out of people and then come to a sticky end in a high-tech display of electronic wizardry.
150 pages in, and none of that has happened. He's actually quite a good guy, when he's not dispatching slave traders and other assorted medieval rat-bags. Methinks I'll abandon my earlier fifty page outline of the novel and just tag along for the ride. Then when the end comes, I can always trash it if it doesn't work, and then just start all over again with plan A.
There again, I could always write both versions and see what people think.
In the week that my novels have been in smashwords, I've sold more than in the last month with Amazon. Hopefully that will continue. Since of all the sales I've had in the past eight months, I've yet to receive a penny. And even if I did, the conversion fee would probably put me in the debit, anyway.