About writing.. I'd say I'm one that goes with the flow, but only under certain conditions?? I have outlines I wanna follow with major story beats, everything else in between is free to write and develop how I see fit. Considering how long I've been working on script for the short series, it might be bordering on perfectionism to some.. But really, it's just me refining my writing skills overall with a side of patience and procrastinating. Any potential future stories shouldn't take this long to write lol
Far as tropes go.. I'm just under the assumption that if something's been written, there's probably a trope for it, whether it's the exact same thing or whether it's been subverted in some way. If what I'm writing has already fallen into one of them, then whatever. I expect that to happen lol there's no point in trying to rewrite it for complete originality because once I do that, it'd then go against what I wanted to write in the first place so yea.
Just write what you want, don't make it complicated for yourself, have fun expressing yourself and all that