So, not sure if this is best place to post this- but it seems closest to the best.
I write a lot.
I play scenes in my head with characters, and new worlds, and races, and languages fairly constantly.
I keep several stories going at ones, short stories, longer novellas, little snippets- but I find that I can't... finish them.
I lose momentum, or perhaps I never had it. Maybe it's just that I get these little voyeuristic scenes of dialogue or action, and that's all I get.
I can create characters, unique, flawed, interesting characters- I can create their family history, dating back hundreds of years, I can sketch them, and their houses- I can pinpoint what classes they'd have taken in high school. Favorite band of cigarettes, the type of milk they prefer, and why. It's ridiculous how thoroughly I make them, and in the end, I know them better than myself.
But I can't making a fucking plot. (pardon the french)
I can't seem to make the scenes a story. Maybe it's because I don't like conflict, and I can't think of how to write it because it doesn't interest me. Or maybe it's that I "write what I know" and frankly, I don't fight dragons daily, or work of the FBI, or do much of anything right now but read, watch documentaries on ancient Egypt, and bake.
But what ever the reason, it's really annoying.
Am I alone in this problem? Or do others share it? I know there are a lot of writers here, how do you do it?