A bud provides us with a glimmer of what is yet to be. It bursts forth and we image what will be next.
Is your writing like this? Do you have a glimmer of what the story will be about first and then develop it from that?
All it takes sometimes is just a glimmer, a thought, a flash of an image to propel a writer into the story. One tiny glimmer can grow and grow until it becomes a completed manuscript. Always grab hold of that glimmer, even if you don’t use it now. Someday it might be the tiny grain that begins your masterpiece.