I like to write, and I can create small character vignettes about nearly everything. I also can write dialog without issue. So why is it the idea of creating a story with an actually plot makes me completely freeze up? Eeek, I don't know how to do that. Yet that can't be true. I've read 100s of stories and I know what makes them good and not so good.
Person Q is a [such and such job] and yearns for [some goal] but [something] is standing in the way. How Q overcomes the obstacles is a Story. This is not Nuclear Physics ya know? And there I stand not moving until the oncoming car runs me over.
Though I can go on and on about what it's like just standing there. Maybe I should just go back to eavesdropping in public places--a great source of weird ideas. Especially on people having cell phone conversations with lettuce.