I've been writing since 2005. There are some things I've just noticed about my writing.
1 - Parents are either (a) dead or (b) intolerable. I think of all my characters, one had a good relationship with her parents, but even that was a little strained. I can blame this on the fact that I write fantasy & fairy tale spoofs.
2 - I can't write a story in order to save my life. I get an idea for a scene in my head. I write it down in a Composition book, or start a WordPad document, name it "Draft" and write it there.
3 - In regards to #2, the scenes I write beforehand don't always make the rest of the story when it gets to that part. However, things that I type up are more likely to make it than things I write out.
4 - November to about March are my good writing months. The rest of the year, I don't typically write anything too significant. And those months are iffy still.
5 - When in doubt about villains, trolls always work.