Coming up with ideas is the hardest part for me, as a writer. I know it's the opposite for most of you so I thought you might help me out with a brainstorm. The only thing I know about my next novel (romance) is I want the two protagonists to start off hating each other. By 'that I don't mean they want each other dead, but more of a "you irritate the fuck out of me, Other Protagonist, and I would laugh heartily if I saw you faceplant in the street." People who irritate me to that level tend to be very arrogant. Arrogance really gets my goat. But that's not going to sustain a will-they-won't-they (when we all know they will) for very long. So, I'm asking for your experiences. If you've had that kind of irritation for another person, why? What was it about them that ground your gears so much? How did you meet, and how did your relationship end up? If you became friends, or at least begrudgingly started respected them, what changed your mind?