I figured that the fame thing would come from IC throughline, but without that drive in OS, I'm not sure what IC's stake is in OS. I hate the OS-- no matter what I go with, it seems shallow or boring or overly complicated or like a smaller part of something else. I have a bad feeling about any OS for this thing.
I've tried picking a Goal from the message I want to say.
I've also tried picking a Goal from the point where the status quo in the story is upended (MC sees IC and experiences conflicting desires to stay or go),
but I just can't pick a Goal because you can come up with justifications for multiple things (if it's about Innermost Desires, is the Goal about getting rid of fears, gaining peace of mind, or is the fear/regret the Consequence they want to avoid? Or is the Goal like Obtaining a better life to prevent future regret?).
I can't find the thread discussing the "source" of inequity, although I remember finding the term "source" misleading. Would the source of conflict (not what motivates it), be conflicting Desires (fear vs yearning)? Or is it MC is in a Situation of having "wasted" his life, which causes regret?
I started another thread asking if there's some way to just make an equation to figure out if your storyform's structure from message. That's what I want to know-- how to turn something like "The only way to escape fear is to face it" or "Letting fear hold you back leads to more regret than trying and failing" (should that be Success or Failure?) into a storyform.