I have this story planned out about a psychopath who falls in love. I know exactly how it's going to end, I know what the climax will be, as well as the falling action, and I've written the beginning already, so all the main characters have been introduced and such. Now I'm getting into the thick of things, and I'm losing--confidence, I guess. I'm not sure how much of the story to tell, or even if I'm telling it well. Basically, I'm asking for advice about what to write in the rising action. How much fun should I have with this part? How much should I include, and how do I know if I should leave something out? Is it smart to add in sub-plots that I know are there, or to add scenes that develop the characters even if they aren't completely relevant to the outcome of the story? Much thanks for any advice.