I'm a new user here but I've been reading this forum for years. It's a really nice place to exchange ideas and get help and many insightful comments. This holiday I've started to write the first draft of the story that I've been planning for some years. I was writing earlier some sketches to see my ideas in working, shape them and select elements that seemed fine for the whole project; it was more like exercise. Before starting the first draft I read them again and I realized my biggest issues that made me quite concerned. I see them on the first draft too and it's teasing my inside perfectionist. To be strict, I have two main issues I'd want to describe. The first problem with my prose is handling action scenes. With this term, I mean something like battle scenes or description of the desperate escape of one of the character. I use third person limited point of view because I feel it suits my work - in scenes like that I can describe emotions of the character, but I don't feel the dynamics of the scene. It seems flat for me. Don't get me wrong; for example, in the scene of escape I described the environment around the character, sense of being chased, fatigue, hiding, pain, wind on the face, etc., but I don't feel it. I don't feel the emotions that the escaping scene should deliver to a potential reader. What is more, I've noticed that I have a problem with manage these scenes. Many things happen at the same moment: the character is fighting, their best friend is running away or something, the enemy is climbing up the wall. I don't want my text to be messy and I get nervous in a case like that. My second problem is writing too long descriptions and scenes that take too much time. For example, my character has an accident. I described this from her aunt's point of view - I took into account her emotions and thoughts, other family members' emotions (for example crying), the examination of the injured person, family argument, etc. It has some influence on the character's future. Personally, I quite like it and I prefer that personal and psychological approach to the character, of course - only if it's necessary for the plot or for the character-building. But how much is enough? Can scene that like that take a long time only because of thoughts, emotions, reactions of the character? Is this slowing down the pace of the plot? Could this be boring? I'd be happy to see your feedback and tips.