Whenever an idea for a story comes into my mind, I usually end up thinking about the meaning of it. Is it a metaphor for some other worldly debate, and how does it compare to my own views on such a topic. Even a vampire story I think about in my head leads me to think, well, what if people take the vampires to be a symbol of gay people, and in my story vampires are dangerous freaks that need to be eradicated from the world. Sometimes I think it holds me back from ever writing anything. Other times I feel that eventually always seeing these connections may lead me to write something truly great. Or maybe I'll end up writing the quintessential good vampire story.