So, I'm working off several brainfarts and time-spenders with the hopes that I can turn them into something much bigger. At first, it was just something I did on the spur of the moment; I felt moved by a certain event (not recently or televised) and, with all the inspirationg begging to come out, I banged out a few pages of... something. Thing is, I can't get away from this something -- I have a desire to add more into it, maybe skip ahead in the timeline and fill something out there. Anyway I'm trying to put myself in the main character's position, all while incorporating elements of what is happening around me (just as I was inspired by a certain event). I know many see this as a terrible idea, but I want to give it a shot and see how things work. I've found writing in the first person to be quite grueling. I always feel like I'm putting too many "I"s and "Me"s and "My"s. Is this normal? Are there better techniques to writing in the first person?