Coming up with story/plot ideas and linking scenes together. Like, practically coming up with the next actual thing that happens. I can write stuff from stiff outlines but I’m not very good at coming up with stuff organically, you know?
I can get struck with a whole vivid massive idea of the exact emotional arcs these characters will come through, those moments of highlighted feeling, etc. Then it’s like. “Now I have to start writing the actual happenstance and I have no idea what they’re doing… Uh… they walk into a room and then walk into another room then… walk out the door and… uh… stand there, I guess?”
Then I’m horribly stumped. I’m awful, haha.
Also, plot holes and character motivations. I drive myself crazy with the question of ‘Will the reader think that this character’s behaviour isn’t justified and get annoyed by it/find them whiny?’ I feel like at some points I’m overcompensating with reasons and retconned backstory. So many damn reasons.
Sometimes people just… do things or hold grudges or rub people the wrong way for no particular reason at all. It’d do me well to remember that, I suppose.
Also! Motivation. I am so tired all of the time. Motivated people are like rainbow unicorns and I admire them greatly for having the discipline that I do not.