so i've been thinking a lot about writing lately. (i know it's kind of a ludicris idea right now, as i average about three hours of sleep a day, after school and work. but i still think about it.) specifically, i've been thinking about original writing, so i guess i'm directing this post to those of you who've done original work.
i really want to write original fiction, i would love to create people and worlds and stories that are entirely my own. but i have only vague, abstract ideas, nothing concrete, nowhere to even start, really. how do you guys do it? do you just take a small idea and form around it characters and settings and plots, or do ideas come to you fully formed? if it's the former, how do you go about really setting up your stories?
i know this probably seems kind of rediculous. i know how to write, how to shape stories around an idea, because i've been doing it for years and years already. but i've never really done a lot of original stuff, things where nothing is pre-set for me. there are no characters to take and mold, there is no world already created to set everything up in.
ugh, it's frustrating for me, i guess, because i really, really want to challenge myself by writing something original, but i have nothing to start with.
this is probably mad incoherent. i'm very tired LOL.