I am non-confrontational.
I hate conflict. I shy away from it. Even in books, if there is a particularly nasty, devious character, I hate them and struggle reading the book.
However, a book without conflict is very boring. And a writer cannot write a book that is all roses. (There is a reason why my nickname is rose.)
Last night at writers' Group I shared my story idea with the group and Sir Kirk-A-Lot kept wondering where the conflict was. I need more conflict and struggle. I need to let my characters fail (even though I never fail). Ha!
So now I have the daunting task of finding conflict, even though I want to stay away.
What I really need though is a great antagonist. My personal antagonist is time. Maybe that is young Mr. Jones' antagonist too.