I'm new to this forum. I've written a book that has a lot of issues. Its not ready for publishing yet, but I've put that one on the back burner for now. My problem is with the 2nd book I've started, and I've gone back and found the same issue holds true with the first. I can never decide what is more important. Description of setting or description of the main character's inner thoughts. Should there be an emphasis on one and less on the other? I dont know! A difficult portion of the book takes place in a desert, and my issue is...there's not much to describe in the desert. I'm getting to a point where I feel I'm repeating myself. But can a story get too bogged down in the main character's inner dialogue? Any suggestions or ideas on how to balance the two? Does this make any sense at all?