Goodness- I haven't posted here in forever. Anyway, I've just recently moved into a new apartment so I now have my own space to write in (small office) which will GREATLY help me focus. Having said that, I'm just now coming to terms with my biggest issue when trying to continue on a single project. Here's my problem: I tend to over analyze my plots and characters. I think of it as excessive digestion. I can't help it. I think of a story that I fall in love with. Characters are born smoothly, their personalities grow along the way and I'm so into the story, it's very exciting. Then, slowly over time as I write a little here and there, think about it more, I start to just... fall out of love with it. Not that I don't like it anymore, but I grow bored. You see, this is how I work- when I think of a story, I think about it every waking second of every day, and I often dream about it too. I digest it, mentally, over and over again as if it isn't my story but a story written for me to enjoy. And enjoy it I do! But, over time, I suck all of the pleasure out of it by experiencing it over and over again until I simply do not have much interest in it anymore, making the writing process very boring and lackluster. I've tried altering my writing style so I just sit and write and let it take me away, but that's just not how I work. I can't do that-- I need (at the bare minimum) a rough skeletal outline of important key points and scenes that I'm obsessed with. I also can't possibly stop my mind from thinking about it, it simply will not work. So, I have a question... does anyone else experience this problem? If so, have you been able to overcome it? Does anyone have any tips for me (other than "just sit down and start writing, don't think it through before you do!", you little rhymer you)? Thanks!