Ok, ok I know. Details are everything, right? But how much is too much? I find myself writing my "based on a (my) true story" type piece and obsessing over details. Cobwebs in the corner, fruit bowl on the counter type details. I think it's because I lived a lot of the situations in it myself and I want to hand the reader a complete image on a silver platter. But how do you feel about it when you're reading? Do you prefer to have it all spelled out for you (the setting, that is) or would you rather fill in the gaps yourself? My piece takes place in a country that was, at the time, foreign to me. I suppose in that case it's pretty important. I just feel like sometimes, too many details about the venue for each scene gets boring. As a side note, I find myself doing this when I get way too "into" my own story for too long. I don't know if that makes sense. I sometimes feel I'm too close to the story and can't see the big picture clearly. What do you think? Cheers!