This is my first post, so that's a cool thing I guess. About a week or so ago I had an amazing idea for a novel, and being someone who's enjoyed writing for most of my life I figured to go ahead and try. I've had a bit of experience with a screenwriting workshop, and know the basics of story. I've made a list of characters with their backstories and whatnot, I've written a couple paragraphs of a quick runthrough of all the events I wish to put in the story. Today I felt like I was finally ready to start writing my first draft. After doing a bit of research, I found that the common words-per-page for a novel is around 300 (That may be wrong, correct me if so). I made it my goal to write at least one page per day. As I started writing today, I quickly realized that I can't quite fill up the page as much as I want. To put it simpler, my story progresses too fast. I've read many a book over the past 18 years of my life, and I know introductions to the books can take an entire chapter to complete, but for some reason in all the different attempts to start my novel I finish the entire introduction within 1-2 pages. I ignored it and moved on, to realize I had written a large portion of my story in a small amount of pages. Does anyone have any tips to avoid this?