I've tried to write a novel many times before and I've always ended up scrapping it. This go, I've managed to complete an entire outline and it has helped because I've gotten further than I've ever gotten before. The problem is, looking back I can see that I'm just jumping from event to event with no real descriptive depth in the story. I want to write the kind of novel that I admire, one that describes the environment to the point that you can imagine every detail. My story is lacking those details and more importantly, the emotions. So now I'm there again. Thinking about scrapping this novel and knowing that I'll never finish one if I keep doing this. A friend of mine wants to look over what I have so far and help with editing. (he is fully capable). But I'm too ashamed to show it to him. .... Any advice? Or if you'd had a similar struggle, how did you deal with it and move past it?