I came with a basic premise and I am looking forward to seeing where it is going. I will probably do the majority of the writing on the weekend and see where it takes me. I've written the prologue, so far, and while I am certain it needs to be rewritten, I really hope it will turn out to be a good story. I haven't decided how to end it yet, or how to resolve some complicated issues in the story, but time, and perhaps a little bit of research, will do that for me. I figure the biggest thing holding me back is fear of rejection, a fear of being told it is awful. Then I thought, so what. If that's the worst that can happen, so be it. It won't kill you. Trying at this point is the most important part. So I think I am going to divide my time pretty equally between doing genealogy and writing. Do or die, just try!
Partly I do this to find more fulfillment in my life. I need more creativity, and I know there have been plenty of books and movies where I've disagreed with how things went, or how I would have done it differently. Perhaps I need to set a deadline for myself, so I can see the progress I am making and hope for the best.