Writing (woes)

I actually did some work on my story “If By Reason of Strength” today, but it wasn’t very much or very good. I have a great idea that I just can’t seem to manage yet. I know the whole story, more or less. I know how it ends. I know what problem needs to be overcome by the protagonist. But I can’t seem to find the tone that I am looking for and it’s frustrating. Like herding kittens! But I’m keeping at it…