Here's the thing with my writing; everything I write, even a 500 words flash fiction, end up having some sort of a beginning, a middle, and an end. That's not a bad thing I suppose, but I worry if this habit will be counter productive when I write my first novel. I understand that a novel is not a straightforward beginning, middle, and end thing. There will be many chapters which doesn't require to have that arc (or whatever it is called). Hmm... I am not sure where I am going, so let me just ask you again: Will my habit influence (negative or positive) my first attempt at novel writing? Thanks in advance for your replies.