Every time I try to add a solid plot to my story, I find that I lose passion with it. Last I tried, I spent a year and got half of it finished before realizing that it wasn't my story any longer. It just felt very forced. When I think about what I want my book to be, it doesn't have any distinct plot. It's essentially about my main character's twisted family/life that make him kill himself. While that is the general idea, there isn't a reoccurring thing that travels through each chapter. For example, the book isn't about him planning how he'll do it or gathering what he needs to do this. I guess the best way to describe what I have would be to call it a memoir, though it's entirely fiction. If the characters are captivating, is it bad to have a book that just revolves around their lives instead of one specific event with rising action, climax, falling action, etc.? Any tips on how to tighten up such a broad plot? Thank you.