Hey folks, I have an awful time getting my projects up and running. I ideas, sure, but it's never an easy take-off... or flight, for that matter. I was just wondering what you all had to offer with starting off a story (novel or short story of any genre)? Do you find yourself just writing and seeing where it takes you? Do you have some mathematical plan that allows you a smooth start? Do you rough draft the whole story before you set finger to keyboard? And then, once the story is started (when I do get wheels off the runway), I cannot seem to maintain the story line for some stories for very long. Any tips with this? As you can see, I am a writer that needs heavy molding. Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you.