I think my problem is my mind takes it in a thousand different directions. If all my different ideas for it were worth a dollar each, I could fix this country's budget deficit.
My first paragraph frustrates me. I don't know how to start it. It has to be interesting enough to make you want to keep reading. Where do I explain things? Do I write it in 1st or 3rd person? How do I give background info about my character? How do I make it all tie in so it doesn't read choppy?
What do I name my characters? Oh I like that name. Wait, I hated a girl in high school with that name, need to pick something different.
(Small portion of my bookses.. my precious bookses.)
Then comes the insecurity with my writing. I have about a quarter of a billion books myself. I've read them all at least twice. Unless they sucked. Then I used them for kindling and toilet paper. How do I make my novel original? How do I come up with my own ideas that aren't influenced by the tons of other books I've read? What if my great idea is just really terrible?
Needless to say, my biggest hurdle in finally following through with writing.. will be myself.