I've been having a few ideas in the past few months but all failed and now it's just frustrating. I try to relax and think, or work and try and see if anything comes "by accident", but usually the ideas I come up with fall out. One of my main weaknesses is I absolutely cannot write "normal novels". I don't have any examples, so I'll take something Lemex was working on not too long ago: people discovering themselves on a gap year in Greece. I absolutely can't do anything like that, I usually go with fantasy or sci-fi, or something with a specific, strong theme, and more importantly lee-way to invent and create. All my ideas have either been too long, contradictory to the theme, or just impossible to make events around (one was about a man who is assassinated, and is reborn as a detective, and he investigates his death 20 years later. I've never really wanted to write a detective novel and could not come up with anything that could happen to the protagonist, or even really a proper antagonist).