Last night, while driving home from work, I thought about the backstory of the world where The Limbless Wizard's Geas will be set and stumbled upon a story I'd much rather tell.
In a land oppressed by cruel giants, a secret society of magicians manufactured a prophecy and spent the next thousand years breeding people with traces of the blood of titans in their veins in an effort to produce a legendary hero. Too bad the resulting man wasn't what they were expecting...
The core concept is that if someone like Hercules was born to ordinary people, he'd probably wind up being kind of a jerk. How motivated would you be to tend the sheep or work in the fields if you could lift a boulder with one hand?
I figure I'll tell the story in five 15-20k junks. My hero will be whipped into shape during the first part, retrieve artifacts he'll need to lead the fight against the giants in the next three, and then all hell will break loose in the final part.
This will all dovetail nicely into several other book ideas I have.
So, that's what I'm going with for now. I could easily change my mind a couple more times in the next six days.