Desire

Before answering the Desire question, let’s first describe what a Desire is.

A Desire is something essential for which your MC has an intense need to obtain. It creates a sense of resolve in her to sacrifice less important things in exchange for something much better.

It is a hope, need, goal, aspiration, and a destination.

When your MC has a Desire that is powerful enough to motivate her to embark on a difficult and often perilous journey, you have a story that needs to be told.

We can visualize the concept of Desire in a diagram. Your MC’s location at the beginning of the story is at Point A and her Desire is at Point B.

Since she wants what is at Point B, she must sacrifice her comforts and resources at Point A and embark on a journey that usually makes her life much more difficult before it begins to improve.