Okay so you have this idea that will KNOCK the pants off the Literature community (or maybe just the readers of your monthly SF magazine). It's been prodding at you for so long that you just have to turn on the night light and type it in your laptop. This is gonna be great! Awesome plot, great characters... It HAS to be great... And then FLOP... I give it a week, or maybe a month. The story gets a BIT too big on the foreshadowing, the character's back stories take up more than the background and you're in a waist-level (still rising) pile of unresolved plot-lines, once-interesting characters, profundity as a cup of tea and... and... ARGH. It doesn't matter what length. It can be a short story or a novel but it's like everything has its danger of blowing up into monstrosities. Funny thing is, you've written nothing but a paragraph. Maybe two. And the two paragraphs stay as two paragraphs for a LONG time because a) The plot (accrdg to you) needs more planning b) You don't know HOW TO END IT What to do??