I've started writing a book and have some ideas in mind, but I'm having a hard time piecing things together. I've always written fanfiction, so my stories were based off of already written plots and already developed characters that I simply elaborated on. I'm finding it quite exciting to sit down and create something entirely from scratch, however I've recently hit a few road blocks. My idea is loosely this: An average girl in her senior year of high school has a strange gift for drawing and seems to see things others can't. She doesn't live with her birth parents and was adopted by them when she was an infant and her birth parents are a mystery. After an argument with a teacher, she storms out of the school and walks toward town. After seeing something strange following her, she runs in panic to a store and, once there, sit's to catch her breath. Soon, a man is seen walking towards her across the street. He is tall and and unruly in appearance and is trailed by a large black dog. He catches up with her and they have some sort of argument. She escapes him, though he is very insistent that she come and talk with him. She works a part time job (haven't decided what yet) and he shows up one night during one of her shifts. Again, he tries to persuade her to talk to him and she finally agrees. They meet up (not sure where) and he knocks her unconscious. She wakes up to find herself inside a treehouse-like cottage, alone except for the giant dog in the room with her. She tries to leave but the dog wont let her, blah blah he's magical and she's in some sort of magical world. I had this idea that the land is ruled by a king or queen. I was playing with the idea that there was a king before who died and the lead male, who I've half-heartedly named Deszo, was his right-hand wizard/knight/thing.. WELL the king and queen had a daughter but shortly after the birth of the child, the queen went mad. The fae in this land are given immense powers. However, without training, their body can only withstand so much magic. If the body isn't trained and the wielder cannot control the magic, it begins to consume them. The queen tried to perform some sort of spell that backfired and she became insane and withered. The king was then left to rule by himself. The only heir was the daughter, and after that, a niece. The niece was power hungry and killed the king and got rid of the daughter in order to rule. Deszo caught onto her plan and tried to stop her, but she pinned the murder and disappearance on him and banished him. He was known as the most powerful wizard in the land, but is now seen as a murderer, a joke. He lives just outside the kingdom, in a thick wood and after his banishment, he performed a taboo ritual - selling his soul to a demon in order to be able to harness its power, thus making him stronger. He goes in search of the girl and finds her in the human world, living with a family. This is where I've gotten, but obviously it needs work and I have no idea where to it should go!