It all Started with the Bushes…

I am having a great deal of difficulty trying to figure out this new story that I have been thinking of for a very long time…I have a few scenes in mind, but there are no characters, no story, no title…basically nothing. I need to carve out some characters and maybe then I will be able to get a storyline going or something. The title of this post may seem confusing, but I understand it and it’s hard to explain…Gaah! I want to write!

Let’s see…Maybe I should try thinking out loud…

Should the main characters be guys or girls? I know that I want them to be young or at least youngish…possibly younger than I am. I have been thinking of this story this whole time with two neutral characters or boys I think, but I am going to try and take Mr. Gifford’s advice and make this a story written in first person where I kind of reveal some of my real, personal thoughts through the character. This tells me that I should make the main character a girl, but I can’t really picture that for some reason…

I know that I want the main character to be sad and to have a rough life or something. I want the second character to be happy and carefree. The two meet while peering through bushes or something and the main character learns from the second character. I don’t know why the main character is sad. Should it be a mental sadness where the character’s life isn’t really that bad? I think that would work! The character feels empty in his/her life and doesn’t exactly know why since his/her life isn’t all that bad. He/she meets this new kid and becomes friends, learns to love life a bit more.

Now I know that I want the second…well I don’t want to reveal this, but then the main character could…I don’t know…I think that I like this thinking aloud idea and stuff, but I don’t want you guys to know what is going to happen in the story…

I’ve had a few thoughts that I wasn’t writing down…I think that I want the main character to have some sort of responsibility. I’m not sure what is going to happen at the end of the story, and that’s my problem…There still isn’t a point yet…

I’m all confused now…