Sometimes we begin writing a story and we think, what the hell is this? What does it all mean?
Don’t stop for a second to think about what you are doing.
Don’t agonize over how to make your character more complex, or what pithy theme you’re trying to illustrate.
Just bang it all out. Scribble it down.
Often our stories are something we are trying into tell ourselves. Sometimes you have to get to the end to realize what it’s all really about.
If you don’t know what it means when you get to the end, don’t panic. Read it through. Read it many times. The ‘why’ of the story will become clear to you.