I've got about 15 pieces sitting around unfinished. With so many ideas I become frustrated due to having six or seven sometimes more different story lines and not sure which one to follow through with. I always end up switching to either an old piece or end up writing a new one. I have not been able to complete a piece due to this issue and unsure of how to deal with it. I have a piece I am working on right now that I have two different problems with. I've reached the 40 k word mark and I haven't reached the middle yet. I've tried to cut content out or re write it but I still can not cut a large amount of wording out. The second problem I am having is the start of the novel is very action based without much character development. I am currently at a part where the other main characters are introduced and the novel doesn't have the action it once had. I am not sure how I can keep readers interested during this part. I am not sure if I should rewrite it by adding the characters in the beginning and change it so the four main characters each have their own story or leave it with just one and narrating the other three. I have really hit a brick wall on how to handle these and any advice is more than welcome.