What is your story? Speak it out loud to see how it sounds. Some stories (high concept ones) can be described in one line; others are tangled webs of lives and relationships. Most stories are a journey, either a physical, mental or emotional one. By the end of the story, the characters will have moved on in every sense. Do you have enough of a story to fill a whole book (at least 120,000 words for an average novel)?