That is how I used to start my novels, not through idea on to outline including character studies going through to plot. I would have a short phrase and build from there, see where that would take me.
I would see where I was, look out, see where I could be.
But I had that beginning to anchor me.
In this case, I have a strong visual. I know I have seen something like it, probably quite a few times (maybe not ‘many’) – I need to be precise, also – it surprises me that I have so strong a visual element coming into this starting point. I see this character in a setting.
That is as much as I will say, for now.