I am at the beginner stadium, working on what may be my first novel. I never had any intention to be a writer, but on day a story stared forming. As it grew, I just had to start writing, as I could no longer ignore this side of me. But I'm having some doubts. I see all of you recommending different writing processes, and try to follow some of these. No matter how much I work on my ideas before writing, they will not stay they way I planned for. Once I start writing, both characters and storyline has their own life. So, my question is: does anyone have this problem? And if so, do you manage to work with it, or does it kill your stories? Mine is not dead yet, I love it, but I am afraid it will never be finished.