I've been reviewing some of my writings lately. I loved them initially, but in looking over a fan fic I wrote a few months ago as well as the first chapter of the novel I'm working on, I feel like they are rushed. They aren't choppy like my first attempts, but they just feel like they need more fleshing out. More descriptors, more ... I don't know... inward workings of the mind of my characters. I feel like I know what it needs, but not how to accomplish it. My idols (Follet, Gabaldon, Clemmens) that I aspire to write like their vocabulary is extensive. And although I do use most of the verbiage they do in spoken dialogue, when writing, I simply can't think with such words. Is this making sense? I feel like a paragraph to a sex scene is simply not long enough. Half a page to describe an entire day in the woods, not descriptive enough. Another issue I run into is figuring out how and where to describe my main characters. Currently my narrator is a young boy. Would he really go into a long description of his mother? Or would she just be mom to him? I guess, all that to say...I want a longer story I think.