Hey everyone, it's my first thread here. I hope this won't turn out necromancing some terribly old, outdated and out-discussed topic. Went through the rules and at least it doesn't seem to be a big problem here, the necromancing of horribly aged topics, that is. Please correct me if I'm wrong. xD Thing is, I have this story idea that has been swimming around in my head for a while. The idea still interests me, I still like a lot of the characters, and I do still want to write them. And I have... up until half of the first chapter. ... And then I have no idea whatsoever as to what I want to happen. Not until they meet the Big Bad, at least, and this feels way too early. I think plotting would help me, but again, I really have no idea what I want to happen at all... Every time I try to get some plotting done (using yWriter, just for additional detail, because I do like using it and it usually helps me a lot with plotting), I end up not wanting to write anything more at all because I'm so stumped. But whenever I just go ahead and get some unplanned writing done, I'm just too worried it will end up being a messy worthless unplanned crap, and I'd be turned off for a while by internal editor mode... Would anyone like to help me by sharing your favorite way of plotting when you're just starting up a story?