This is my first time posting here, so please go easy on me I am currently in the beginning stages of crafting a YA Fantasy book. So far I've written about 7,000 words made up of a brief prologue and five or six VERY short chapters that don't connect. The chapters are primarily bursts of thought and dialogue between the protagonist and two other major characters. My book follows a female protag who was stolen from the mortal world, taken to faerie at the age of five, and adopted by the court Kings' hand. The bare bones of what I have in terms of plot focuses on 1. her day-to-day life in faerie as the only free human amongst magical beings, 2. the back and forth internal struggle of said character wanting to assimilate and find/settle into her place in faerie culture vs wanting to know more about where she comes from, and the circumstances of her kidnapping (I've already figured out the details of this), 3. her dealing with being ridiculed and harassed throughout her childhood by the Kings' bastard (and only) son, his friends, and much of the court. So far I've written a few scenes and plot twists, mainly toward the ending, that genuinely excite me. They make me want to continue on to see where the story goes. My problem is I'm not sure about the inciting incident (since her world changed pretty drastically at such a young age), or where I want the story to go. It's making me wonder if I should change my entire premise to make a stronger jumping off point. I haven't written any character summaries yet, nor have I sat down to do any serious outlining. As weird as it might sound I usually don't do this until I'm at least 20K in. I would really, really appreciate it if someone would throw out some advice about what steps I take to remedy these issues. If it helps, the story is written in first person POV. Please and thank you for all replies ^^.