I have many wisps of story ideas. They float through that not-here, not-there time-space just before I come fully awake in the morning. They jump up and down when I watch the news. They parade right in front of me as I listen to the people around me talk about their everyday troubles and joys.
My challenge is to take the right number of ideas (plot lines), prioritize them (main, secondary), and weave them together into a workable fluid outline.