Hello guys, I came apon a problem while I was writing. I'm known to have a very wild imagination first off, and this year I had a great idea for a novel. While I was writing this novel I came across so many subplots and scenarios that would take place within this novel. (For example: I used the themes of three of my short stories and incorporated references to them in here, I used references to real life people and lyrics to songs etc) But I'm afraid that I'm probably just ignorant and I don't know the difference between good writing and over doing it. Plus, my story isn't finished yet and it might not be an epic size (400 pages) We are supposed to believe in ourselves but what is the reality here?