Hello people... I have recently begun writing my first novel by thoroughly building a world, and on top of it a few characters. I haven't gotten into the process of writing an outline because I really want to get the preparations done properly. Here's the deal... English isn't my native tongue. However, I've studied and spoken it ever since I was seven (with a different learning curve you'd expect from a native speaker.) Why don't I write a novel in my own language? Well, most of the books I read are in English, and I wish to address a much larger population with my writing than just the people in my country. Now, the biggest issue is, when I read English novels I am struck by the level of language that's used. It seems to me, as if I would never be capable of coming up with the diversity and magnitude of the language that's presented by practically any common author. I am aware that many drafts are written and revisions being made before the final composition is presented. However, are those drafts written in a high level of language straight away? Or does it take time for the author to achieve a colorful and poetic use of words? I know this may sound peculiar, but maybe it's just the insecurity I have with the English language as a second language. I do think my vocabulary is fairly ok and that with the right process, I can achieve good looking results, but this mere issue boggles me. If you guys have anything that can enlighten me on this matter, please let me know.