Okay so… I’m struggling heavily with a story I’m trying to write. I have some idea as to what I want the backstory to be on. Like, basically the history of the house the MC and her family end up moving in. It’s an old victorian style house built during the Civil War. It’s near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The house is pretty much haunted by this little girl named Margaret or just “Maggie” for short. Her father was a former Civil War soldier who struggled with depression and PTSD as well.
I got the backstory down… but I’m having a hard time developing the rest of the story. For example, how the MC finds “clues” to the history and past of the old house. I have a few tiny ideas as to how, but I’m having a hard time getting them to work. This is one time when I hate having ADHD right now. I can’t seem to focus on what needs to be done without having someone guide me through. ><;
I really want to make this story work. It has a lot of potential, and I also know a lot about the Civil War… thanks to my dad.