I have always enjoyed writing in the past and have always felt that I have a story in me to tell. Hell, I believe everyone's got one. I've tried coming up with stories before which seemed very promising at first, but never actually went through with them realizing they were just ideas filled with plotholes that lacked a solid foundation. In the past month, my itch to write a novel has struck again, and I've gone back to the "drawing board" to come up with a new story to write. This has been the furthest I've come in an attempt to write a novel. After weeks of messing around switching up plot ideas, constructing the story outline, coming up with characters, and really trying to figure out what exactly it is I want to write about... I've been slapped back to reality. It's never crossed my mind before, but how do I actually transform this idea into 200+ pages of goodness. I want to do it so bad, yet the idea of trying to actually write a novel just overhelms me... How did you guys do it with you first story? Any advice or suggestions?