Recently I have been writing flash fiction and the beginnings of some novels that have been poking at my brain. Everything is going well. My description is vivid enough, characters are building nicely and sometimes get me attached while writing, and the stories read smoothly, however; I have noticed there is a huge lack in my story-telling (conflict, dynamics of the characters, action, themes). I get done reading one of my tales and I notice there is not much of a tale in the first place. It seems as though my writing has become so focused on the small details such as correct grammar, strong characters, good description that it has started to sway away from the actual story itself. I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this and if there is any way to overcome it.