Debbie I looked back and found what you posted
"My biggest challenges so far are:
1.ancestors and relatives that I have limited info on.
2. I have a couple of decades that I don't have much of a story for. Those chapters mostly contain who got married, who was born, who died and where everyone lived."
1. Most of my ancestors I have very little info on. When I started, the only info I had was on my paternal grandmother, basically her maiden name, and the stories I had of her because of my personal relationship. Then I began to find documents on ancestry.com, her marriage license, the census, city directories. Little by Little. I'm using basically world history and local history to write this narrative of the rest of the ancestors I know basically nothing about other than where they lived in the census and directory records, when their children were born, jobs they worked at, etc. It's not easy, but the more you write what you "imagined" your ancestors lived through, the easier it gets.
2. I've also got times when there are no records, and I have no idea where my ancestors have gone. I wrote exactly that. "In the 1930 census and city directory, Joseph and Maria are nowhere to be found. We can only guess what happens to ancestors when they go missing. The next record on them...." Then I write about the things going on in the world and the city during that time. It was the beginning of the depression. People lost jobs, sometime they lived with relatives and shared expenses. They may not have been listed on the census.
Hope this helps a bit. I think this is the hardest thing, to reconstruct an ancestor's life with no actual knowledge of where they were or what they were doing. No written journals left or even relatives' stories.