I'm an outliner. Or at least, a rough outliner. I don't like to write a word until I have my characters figured out, my world built, my magic system finalized, my entire backstory planned, and my actual story roughed out. For the most part, I let the story write itself -- I just figure out the biggest events. But I don't feel like I can truly move forward until I have everything ready to go. Because I like to know where my story is going. I like to build up the scene properly and throw in some subtle hints and all that jazz. But it's starting to become quite a hassle for me. Because I would think I had everything figured out. I'd start writing. Then I'd realize something doesn't work quite right, and I'd have to change it. Then that would cause a butterfly effect, and I'd end up changing more than I set out to. So I thought.. Okay, I just need to get feedback on these ideas before I start writing. Really get it planned out so I won't have to change a thing when it's time to write. So I started talking to my husband. I'd run my ideas by him, get his opinion, and then change what didn't make sense to him. But now I'm starting to feel like I rely on him too much. I don't feel comfortable moving forward without his opinion because I'm worried my idea sounds silly or overdone or impossible. Now that I'm typing it, I'm realizing this could be a confidence issue.. lol So does anyone else get feedback before you write? Or do you just write and then get feedback? Do you worry about things not working out and having to go back and make major changes to make sure the story makes sense? Do you worry that what you thought was good might actually come off as unrealistic once the story is written and then you'd have to completely change the story to adjust for this mistake? Do I suddenly need validation that my ideas are good because I've lost all confidence in myself? lol Thanks for reading.