|Ain't takin' this away from me!|
A story gets down to what everyone wants. And what keeps them from getting what they want. Your good guys want something, your bad guys want something. Elsewise, no story. Think of the most person you can imagine, whether it's a yogi master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, the wise woman on the mountain, whomever. They want for nothing. But what happens when something intrudes on that peace? Just something to think about.
Makes me think of the Rolling Stones' song, "You Can't Always Get What You Want". ".... But if you try sometimes well you might find You need...."
Sometimes your characters can't even get what they need. But that won't keep them from trying like hell.
Keep writing, friends.