My Story writing has four main stages 1. The summery - a basic paragraph of what the story is about, though in truth this usually stays in my head 2. a bullet pointed version - this is just a list of major items that happen in the story 3. expand it to a first "full draft" - a vastly padded out version of the above which is starting to read like an actual story 4. and then refine from there - basic buffing shinning and otherwise "making pretty" I'm at stage 2 and my bullet points are getting more and more detailed I had to stop myself adding dialogue in at one point. Is this a really bad thing or is it showing that I'm getting really into the story? Also do other people work like this? I'm totally self taught so have been making up the method or structure of my writing as I go.