I'm going crazy over this, seriously. I like writing the prose, and the dialogue, and all the stuff most people get their block with, but my big stumbling block is right at the start. The idea.
Every single idea I get, I like/love it to start with, but then I fall out of love with it. Mainly because I can think of an inciting incident and vague premise, but never the stuff in the middle. Everyone goes on about getting so many SNIs their brains are bursting open, but I really struggle to get ideas. I can't do short stories, it's only [YA] novels for me, and I can't write poetry, or anything like that.
Also, I have a problem with characters. I have 'stock' main characters that although they are different on the surface, are basically the same - tough, angry girl, and troubled, sensitive, usually previously-popular-but-had-a-downfall boys.
But it's mainly the ideas, and making a vague premise into a proper story. Help me!